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People feel lonelier in crowded cities – but green spaces can help

More than half of the world’s population live in cities – a number that’s continuing to rise every year. Image: Unsplash/ Denys Nevozhai

Andrea Mechelli

Professor of Early Intervention in Mental Health, King's College London

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The impact of green spaces on decreasing loneliness. Image: Chart: The Conversation. Data: Astell-Burt et al 2021, CC BY
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