In cities with increasing housing intensification planners need to consider equity of access to green spaces when managing competing demands for land use, says Newsroom Pro. If you can afford to buy in a leafier suburb, you’re more likely to get the health and other benefits associated with green spaces. But a lot of people simply can’t afford to make it a major criteria in their housing choice. Results of a pilot survey suggest every additional percentage of green space available to residents within a 400-metre buffer around their home tripled the likelihood of a higher level of satisfaction.