The objectives of the project are to help understand:
- Which public spaces give people feelings of well-being and which do not
- Whether public outdoor spaces affect people’s wellbeing differently
- Whether changes to the outdoor spaces (such as planting trees, putting in paths) result in people feeling better in them
By collecting records Citizen Scientists contribute to a national database, which will be used to rate and improve outdoor spaces across Scotland. The data is used to create interactive maps, reports and research for citizens, researchers and policymakers alike, to better understand how shared public spaces contribute to the health of communities, and which need improving.