Definition of green space in English:

green space

noun

  • An area of grass, trees, or other vegetation set apart for recreational or aesthetic purposes in an otherwise urban environment.

    ‘The survey report contains examples of how funds spent on parks and green spaces can directly benefit communities.’
    • ‘Residents' life styles may contribute to the deterioration of the environment, and threaten the sustainability of the green spaces.’
    • ‘In line with customer expectations of large open and green spaces, most new projects try to keep built-up area to a minimum.’
    • ‘Johannesburg has many delightful parks and open green spaces, all of which have been spruced up.’
    • ‘The park is a popular green space for family outings, picnics, walking, jogging and boating.’
    • ‘The awards scheme recognises the value of green spaces and rewards excellent standards of park management.’
    • ‘Older trees in the construction area were preserved and incorporated into Hawthorn Court's vast green spaces.’
    • ‘The township has very few open, green spaces and aside from a few scattered trees, very little vegetation.’
    • ‘He added that the plans would solve the environmental problems, while a major open area of green space and some industrial land would be retained.’
    • ‘In Whitefield, there are ambitious plans for a marina developments, apartments, an industrial quarter, sports facilities and green spaces.’
    • ‘The report recommends that York's green spaces should be protected and enhanced and better design standards should be required for new developments in the city.’
    • ‘The woodlands and grasses will help to improve air quality, screen noise pollution and increase access to green spaces to encourage youngsters to stay active.’
    • ‘A crackdown on drunks and yobs in one of a city's most precious green spaces has been such a success that police are calling for the whole city centre to be made a no-alcohol zone.’
    • ‘Children who lived in neighborhoods with fewer green spaces were more likely to be overweight, the study authors said.’
    • ‘The commitment to set aside land for the preservation of green space and outdoor recreation demonstrates the foresight of all those involved.’
    • ‘They have shown that the psychological benefits gained by visiting urban green spaces increase with the levels of biodiversity.’
    • ‘Worried that too much open green space is being fenced off inside exclusive gated enclaves, communities are stepping up measures to curb such developments.’
    • ‘The greater Washington region lost nearly half as much green space to development from 1986 to 2000 as it did in its entire prior history, according to a soon-to-be-released study.’
    • ‘We are expanding on our commitment to protect this large natural green space to give families in Markham and across the province more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.’
    • ‘If you are looking to escape the buzz of the city or just fancy a leisurely walk, Edinburgh has a wide selection of parks and green spaces in which to relax.’

Pronunciation

green space

/ɡrēn spās/ /ɡrin speɪs/