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Focussing on Helsinki, the purpose of this research was to study the wellbeing benefits humans receive through interaction with those green spaces and open spaces within and around expanding urban settlements (not dense cities) and facing active human development pressures which are or will soon undergo landscape fragmentation. Literature has clearly shown that landscape fragmentation is predominately negative for ecology such as habitat and water quality, but what about humans - this has not been analysed. We likely know more about how animals and plant systems function in these impacted landscape than humans ! But what is the optimal habitat for humans to achieve wellbeing and have the highest quality of life ... The goal for this research was to find out if the fragmentation to green spaces and open spaces due to human development and urbanisation decreased human wellbeing. It has been assumed that landscape fragmentation leads to lower human wellbeing, my research did not support this. Humans actually receive many benefits from a fragmented landscape and their green spaces, primarily physical and social benefits such as physical exercise and interaction with family and friends to meet and talk. However, as expected, the many smaller, less naturalistic green spaces did not provide psychological benefits such as mental restoration and relaxation. Though this is just a small snippet of the many findings the research provides important information to the pattern of human development and ‘urban sprawl’ — within growing regions. Detailed data analysis provides specific physical characteristics which can be used ‘quality human habitats for high fun public policy and planning in regards to open space conservation and human interaction.