Green space and happiness of developed countries

Seyedeh Farnoosh Hashemi Fesharaki, Ali Behrouz, Jeasurk Yang, Donghee Yvette Wohn, Meeyoung Cha

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Abstract

Previous research has reported a connection between urban green space and public health that ultimately contributes to happiness. Existing studies have mainly investigated green space over small areas. This paper revisits this significant correlation by examining the relationship between country-level happiness and the amount of urban green space as measured systematically from satellite images. Based on 2018 and 2013 data from 30 developed countries, we found that there is a correlation between urban green space and happiness, and this relationship becomes stronger among countries with higher GDP. We also found that the relationship between happiness and green space has grown stronger over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing, BigComp 2020
EditorsWookey Lee, Luonan Chen, Yang-Sae Moon, Julien Bourgeois, Mehdi Bennis, Yu-Feng Li, Young-Guk Ha, Hyuk-Yoon Kwon, Alfredo Cuzzocrea
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages247-250
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728160344
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing, BigComp 2020 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Feb 19 2020Feb 22 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing, BigComp 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing, BigComp 2020
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period2/19/202/22/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization

Keywords

  • Green space
  • Happiness
  • Satellite images

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