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  2. Residential Greenness and Birth Outcomes: Evaluating Correlated Built-Environment Factors
    2014 - Canada

    Increased residential greenness is associated with higher term birth weight and less likelihood of lower birth weight or preterm birth.

  3. The effect of urban green on small-area (healthy) life expectancy
    2014 - Netherlands

    The percieved quality and quantity of urban green are positively associated with small-area life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. 

  4. Green spaces and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    2014 - Israel

    Close proximity to green spaces during pregnancy is significantly associated with higher birth weight and with a decreased risk of low birth weight, with stronger associations between those of...

  5. How contact with nature affects children’s biophilia, biophobia and conservation attitude
    2014 - China

    Children's contact with nature nurtures positive attitudes to wildlife, which significantly enhances their willingness to support animal conservation in China..

  6. Tree and forest effects on air quality and human health
    2014 - USA

    The effect of trees in removing pollution can produce substantial health benefits, such as on pulmonary, cardiac, vascular, and neurological systems, and monetary values across the United States,...

  7. New Walking and Cycling Routes and Increased Physical Activity
    2014 - England

    Walking, cycling, and physical activity is increased over the longer term by proximity to high-quality, traffic-free routes for walking and cycling.

  8. Quantifying the contribution of neighborhood parks to physical activity
    2013 - USA

    Parks play a significant role in supporting vigorous physical activity (VPA) and a modest role in MVPA among people living within 1.0 miles of a park.

  9. Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  10. Children With Attention Deficits Concentrate Better After Walk in the Park
    2008 - USA

    “Doses of nature” can enhance attention to manage ADHD symptoms in children.

  11. The Cognitive Benefits of Interacting With Nature
    2008 - USA

    Simple and brief interactions with nature can produce marked increases in cognitive control.

  12. A study of community design, greenness, and physical activity in children
    2012 - USA

    Children who were exposed to green spaces for more than 20 minutes a day engaged in nearly five times the daily rate of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Greenness exposure is positively...

  13. Neighborhood Park Use by Children: Use of Accelerometry and Global Positioning Systems
    2014 - USA

    Children’s use of neighborhood parks increased substantially when parks were closer to their homes and had greater vegetation density.

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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