BUGS – Benefits of Urban Greenspaces (online survey)

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Greenspaces in cities can keep us cool, relaxed, and fit. However, not everybody benefits in the same way for a variety of reasons.  Researchers from UBC’s Faculty of Forestry are investigating the different uses and benefits of greenspaces around the City of Vancouver.

Participate in the online survey during which you can show spots you visited today on a map and answer questions about these places, such as what you did there and which features might have been missing.

Lastly, investigators will ask about your personal well-being and background.


To learn more about the behaviors and experiences of diverse Vancouverites in order to maximize health and well-being benefits of greenspaces for all residents.

Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older and residing in Vancouver.

  • Complete the online survey at the end of the day.


You will take the survey online, on your own device (i.e. smartphone, tablet, computer).

To participate: https://arcg.is/0em0yr

Time commitment:

The study will take about 15 to 30 minutes of your time.


You will get the chance to enter into a prize draw with a 1 out of 5 chance to win a 25$ gift card of your choice at the end of the study.


Please contact the Study Coordinator Johanna Bock (jbock@mail.ubc.ca)