Trees for Children: Helping Inner-City Children Get a Better Start in Life
"In hardscrabble inner cities, maintaining trees and greenery is often considered a luxury, if it is considered at all. Given the weight of human needs and social problems in America’s poorest communities, how can trees and plants be a priority? Does the presence of green space matter? The findings of this study show that urban trees are not luxuries, but important outdoor features where children learn and practice skills for survival and success in life."
This technology bulletin is based on the article, "Growing Up in the Inner City; Green Spaces as Places to Grow" that is published in the Journal Environment and Behavior, Volume 30, Number 1, January 1998.
Technology Bulletin #7
W.C. Sullivan., F.E. Kuo, A. Wiley, A.F. Taylor
Children and Youth, Social and Cultural Impacts
Academic underachievement, Academic underachievement, Aggression, Aggression, Apathy, Apathy, Children, Children, Depression, Depression, Juvenile delinquency, Juvenile delinquency, Public housing, Public housing, Withdrawal, Withdrawal