A new working paper published by Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission presents an analysis of the spatial distributio2016_03_green_urban_arean of both population and green areas throughout the cities’ territory, producing indicators on the proximity of the green areas to the urban population. To obtain comparable results, harmonised EU-wide data sources were used, like the Copernicus Urban Atlas land use data and census-based population figures at the highest spatial resolution possible: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/information/publications/working-papers/2016/a-walk-to-the-park-assessing-access-to-green-urban-areas-in-europe-s-cities