Living in areas with higher levels of surrounding greenness and access to urban green areas have been associated with beneficial health outcomes. Some studies suggested a beneficial influence on mortality, but the evidence is still controversial.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ankush Goyal Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 02/01/2019 regarding parks being used as cremation ground in C Block, Sector 17, Noida.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rakesh Tihara Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 03/12/2018 regarding a park in Sundar Nagar is being mis-used for organizing events, illegally and in disregard of environmental norms.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunil Kumar Pachauri Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 15/11/2018 regarding encroachment of forest park and green belt near house no. F-55, Sector - Gamma-I, Greater Noida, District Gautam Budh Nagar.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandra Shekhar Gupta Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 15/11/2018 regarding encroachment on public park at Sai Puram Delhi Road, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/10/2018. This application has been filed by the DDA seeking permission to utilize the underground parking space provided at the Squash and Badminton Stadium for parking of vehicles by the members and users of Siri Fort Sports Complex and Squash and Badminton stadium and permission to open a canteen and pro-shop inside the complex to meet the demand of the players and trainees of Squash and Badminton Stadium.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Praveen Kakar & Ors. Vs. MOEF&CC & Ors. dated 19/09/2018. Allegations in this application, inter-alia, are that there is encroachment of parks in green areas in Block C of Sushant Lok, Phase I, Gurgaon. Illegal extraction and supply of ground water which is contaminated is taking place. There is absence of water harvesting system. There is absence of sewerage treatment plant. The sewerage of the area connects the storm water drain.

The research demonstrates for the first time how investors as well as citizens benefit from compact urban forms with good public transport connections, shared green spaces, and a mix of housing, shops, services, and businesses rather than urban sprawl.

Recognising the role of urban greenery in ameliorating the environment, countering the adverse effects of climate change, reducing pollution, providing healthy lung spaces and recreational spots in urban areas, the Government of Andhra Pradesh envisions “Andhra Pradesh Urban Greening Policy - 2018”.

Societies face the challenge of keeping people active as they age. Walkable neighborhoods have been associated with physical activity, but more rigorous analytical approaches are needed. Researchers used longitudinal data from adult residents of Brisbane, Australia (40–65 years of age at baseline) to estimate effects of changes in neighborhood characteristics over a 6-y period on the likelihood of walking for transport.

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