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8.07 Parks, trails, and natural areas are essential to overall good health, quality of life and well-being

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  2. [Australia] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  3. [Australia] Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism? Australian Landcare Programs as a Destination Marketing Tool
    2002 - Australia

    Understanding the mechanics of the tourism industry by many rural enterprises is ineffectual, resulting in lost opportunities.

  4. [Australia] The efficacy of small-scale conservation efforts, as assessed on Australian golf courses
    2007 - Australia

    Small-scale landscape design and management actions that increase the size and structural complexity of vegetation on urban parks, gardens and golf courses can significantly enhance their capacity...

  5. [Australia] 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...

  6. [Australia] Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  7. [Canada] Contribution of Public Parks to Physical Activity
    2007 - Canada

    On average, over 2000 individuals were counted in each park, and about two thirds were sedentary when observed. “Public parks are critical resources for physical activity in minority communities....

  8. [Canada] Perceived environment and physical activity: A meta-analysis of selected environmental characteristi
    2005 - Canada

    People living in a particular environment can be influenced by that setting. Favorable alterations to communities may produce small changes in behaviors of entire populations .

  9. [Canada] What can sport do? The True Sport Report
    2008 - Canada

    Canada’s community sport system possesses a unique potential that we have only just begun to explore. The evidence also bears out Canadians’ fundamental belief that realizing this potential is...

  10. [Canada] A Footprint of Delight: Exploring Sustainable Happiness
    2006 - Canada

    The top ten qualities of "delightful places" were:

    1. a pleasure to walk through,
    2. peaceful,
    3. beautiful,
    4. appealing for children,
    5. lots of visible green space,
    6. appealing for...

  11. [Canada] Ancient values, new challenges: Indigenous spiritual perceptions of landscapes and forest management
    2005 - Canada

    The Cheam people derive not only material sustenance and cultural identity from the forest landscape, but also a feeling of inward, spiritual security and sustenance.

  12. [Canada] Linked landscapes: Creating greenway corridors through conservation subdivision strategies in the no
    2003 - Canada

    Because of their low costs and inherent adaptability, conservation subdivisions can become the basic “building block” for creating community-wide and regional greenspace networks.  When local...

  13. [Canada] 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...

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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