Tranquil spaces can help people feel calm and relaxed in cities

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If you live in a busy city, finding tranquillity in your daily life can be a challenge. Research shows that green spaces on side roads, which are often hidden from view, tend to have high levels of tranquillity due to the screening effects of buildings from the noise of busy streets. Pedestrianised squares in towns and cities were also shown to be acceptably tranquil because of the distance from traffic - some of these squares also featured grass and trees.

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