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How do scenic places make us happy? What data says.

can parks make you happy?

Photo by Cassie Gallegos on Unsplash

THERE’S NEW EVIDENCE for the effect of construction and bulldozing on people’s health. It seems we don’t have to visit the mountains to feel a sense of awe and contentment.

Smart apps mapping happiness to crowd-sourced ratings of photographs suggest that the aesthetics of the environments that policymakers choose to build or demolish may have consequences for our everyday wellbeing.

Read the original article in the international science journal, Nature.