Green Corridors and Watercourses
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Smart regeneration should incorporate some consideration of green spaces for Ecosystem Services and human health benefits. Green corridors provide a connective network of variable habitats and perform various Ecosystem Services. Green corridors have good potential to be carbon sinks, but few empirical studies on the plant and soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks in urban settings have been carried out. Urban green spaces are valuable for human physical and physiological health, as well as for wildlife. Few studies have examined physical health benefits of green corridors specifically, but the presence of walkable green spaces in urban areas has been found to increase the longevity of senior citizens, independent of their socio-economic status. In practice development professionals are usually faced with design or restoration plans on a land-parcel scale. This can make identification of suitable green corridors difficult.