The BlueHealth project has increased understanding of how urban blue spaces can affect people’s health and wellbeing. The majority of Europe’s population live in urban areas characterised by inland waterways and coastal margins. Our interdisciplinary research has combined large-scale survey data with localised interventions to understand the effects these environments might have on health. We have worked with communities, private sector organisations and policymakers to ensure our findings are focused and relevant. Our recommendations will help decision makers and communities promote health through access to good quality blue spaces, informing the development of towns and cities fit for the future. The project ran from January 2016 to December 2020.
Any publications that explicitly acknowledge funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 666773 will be accepted as a new upload in this community, assuming that prior consent for use of these funds towards such a publication was given by the Coordinator of BlueHealth.