There are many things to enjoy about city living such as the connection to local coffee shops and restaurants, the concentration of unique cultural events and the collection of people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Yet even though there are a range of benefits, there are some downsides.
Urban living gives the brain a constant workout which alters how we cope with stress. This can make us more vulnerable to mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, and substance use. Yes, in part, we are about improving plant growth, creating more efficient processes, using environmentally friendly materials, eliminating waste all through creating urban green spaces. However, and more importantly, we are about the meaningful engagement of people to nature and community and how this can create a positive impact on how we feel both physically and emotionally.