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8.03 Outdoor recreation, green space, and natural areas are essential to environmental education and personal well-being – a key to long term sustainability overall.

  1. Found: 13-24 of 60 entries
  2. Woodland as a setting for housing-appreciation and fear and the contribution to residential satisfac
    2007 - England

    Most urban dwellers need signs of caring human intervention in their immediate residential environment, in the form of cultivation of private gardens, overtly decorative public plantings and...

  3. Turning brownfields into green space in the City of Toronto
    2002 - Canada

    The Toronto “greening experience” makes it obvious that the redevelopment of brownfield sites constitutes a valuable opportunity for increasing green spaces in urban areas and, thus, bringing about...

  4. Views of nature and self-discipline: Evidence from inner city children
    2002 - USA

    Whereas girls showed significant, positive relationships between near-home nature and each of the outcome measures of self-discipline, boys showed no significant relationships between near-home...

  5. Urban ecotourism: A contradiction in terms?
    2002 - New Zealand

    The authors discuss the various benefits of ecotourism operations based in urban environments - benefits related restoration of natural areas, impacts of the transportation of visitors,...

  6. Health effects of viewing landscapes - Landscape types in environmental psychology
    2007 - Norway

    The literature review identified that the main health aspects of exposure to landscapes related to reduced stress, improved attention capacity, facilitating recovery from illness, ameliorating...

  7. Nearby nature: A buffer of life stress among rural children
    2003 - USA

    The impact of stressful life events on psychological distress of children is weaker under conditions of high nature than under low nature conditions, particularly among those who experienced the...

  8. Slender in the Grass.(Fit Nation)
    2008 - USA

    A green neighborhood means more places for kids to play — which is vital since time spent outdoors is one of the strongest correlates of children’s activity levels. Green space also has has...

  9. Promoting ecosystem and human health in urban areas using Green Infrastructure: A literature review
    2007 - Finland

    Ecosystem services provided by a Green Infrastructure can provide healthy environments and physical and psychological health benefits to the people residing within them. Healthy environments can...

  10. Domesticated nature: Motivations for gardening and perceptions of environmental impact
    2007 - USA

    The benefits that gardeners get and the ways they use their yards reflect a value for experiencing nature, and the yard is a significant source of satisfaction as well as social approval.

  11. Macro-Linkages between Health and Outdoor Recreation: The Role of Parks and Recreation Providers
    2009 - USA

    Park and recreation providers in Oregon can play a significant role in the health and wellbeing of Oregon’s residents by providing outdoor recreation infrastructure such as trails and sports...

  12. Associations between characteristics of neighbourhood open space and older people’s walking
    2008 - Australia

    The quality of, and access to, open, green spaces in a neighbourhood were associated with longer walking time for the study participants. These findings suggest the possibility that improvements in...

  13. Urban landscape conservation and the role of ecological greenways at local and metropolitan scales
    2004 - USA

    Greenways have the potential to serve as a stimulus for preservation and restoration of urban habitats and as a means of environmental education for visitors to conserved areas.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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