finsco August 30, 2023 0 Comments

REAPING THE REWARDS OF GREEN SPACES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

The term “GREEN SPACE” refers to areas within an urban or residential environment that are predominantly covered with vegetation, trees, lawns, or other forms of natural elements. The size of these spaces can range from small pocket parks and community gardens to large public parks, nature reserves, and forests.

The World Health Organization recommends living within a 5-minute walk of green space.

Why?

Because living in areas with green spaces has great benefits, including: 

  1. There’s a positive impact on mental health.
  2. It helps reduce stress and improves both concentration and general well-being.
  3. Promotes a healthy lifestyle and sports.
  4. Promotes pleasant surroundings and strengthens the sense of community.

As part of our commitment to the environment, Finsco Africa projects (Thika Grove Chania, Riverline Ridges, Legacy Ridges, Finpark Estate) are always surrounded by green spaces.

WHY DO WE INCLUDE GREEN SPACES IN OUR PROJECTS

  1. Green spaces offer opportunities for exercise and rest. They provide a natural environment for walking, jogging, cycling or simply enjoying nature. Regular access to green spaces is associated with better physical health, lower stress levels, improved mood and better overall well-being. 
  2. Environmental Benefits: Green spaces contribute to the sustainable development of the environment. They help absorb and filter pollutants, improve air quality and reduce the effects of urban heat islands. Trees and vegetation in green spaces contribute to carbon sequestration, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change. In addition, green spaces promote biodiversity by providing habitats for various plant and animal species. 
  3. Social Cohesion and Community Interaction: Green spaces serve as community gathering places and promote social cohesion and interaction among residents. They provide space for recreation, picnics, community events and cultural celebrations. Green spaces promote social networking, promote a sense of belonging and strengthen social bonds. 
  4. Aesthetics and Land Value: Manicured green spaces increase the visual attractiveness of residential areas and make them more attractive and desirable. Homes near green spaces often have higher real estate values. The presence of parks, gardens and open green spaces creates a calm and welcoming atmosphere and adds to the overall feel of the neighbourhood. 
  5. Child Development and Learning: Green spaces provide children with outdoor play and exploration opportunities, which is essential for their physical, cognitive and emotional development. Playing in a natural environment increases creativity and problem-solving skills, and encourages a sense of curiosity and wonder. Access to green spaces in residential areas supports the healthy development of children and promotes a lifelong appreciation of nature. 
  6. Urban resilience: Residential green spaces contribute to urban resilience by providing essential ecosystem services. They help manage stormwater runoff, thereby reducing the risk of flooding and water pollution. Green spaces also act as a buffer against extreme heat, providing shade and cooling, thereby improving the urban microclimate and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change.

 

With these in mind our projects aim to fulfil residents’ dream of owning a home in a stable, serene environment where they can raise their family and enjoy the peace that comes with it.

Get in touch with us today to bring your vision to reality, on 0711 082 307 

Send us an email to: sales@finscoafrica.com

 

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