Public health

A.E. van den Berg

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Agnes van den Berg wrote an essay about human health and nature, establishing that subject as an important policy argument in developing (urban) nature in the Netherlands. She studied the public balance of fear and fascination for nature, summarising benefits on human health. In this chapter, she adds disadvantages urban ecologists should take into account discussing urban nature in the context of a municipal policy debate
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandscape ecology in the Dutch context; nature, town and infrastructure
EditorsT.M. de Jong, J.N.M. Dekker, R. Posthoorn
Place of PublicationZeist, The Netherlands
PublisherKNNV Publishing
ISBN (Print)9789050112574
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • sanitation
  • public health
  • urban areas
  • physical planning
  • nature tourism
  • urban recreation
  • urban environment
  • contingent valuation
  • values
  • public opinion
  • attitudes
  • nature


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