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  2. Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  3. Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health
    2015 - Canada

    This is an extensive report focused on the complex and multi-faceted connections between biodiversity and human health, and how the loss of biodiversity and corresponding ecosystem services may...

  4. Benefits of Restoring Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas
    2015 - Sweden

    Investing in restoring, protecting, and enhancing green infrastructure and ecosystem services in cities is not only ecologically and socially desirable, but also economically viable. 

  5. Connecting Canadians with Nature
    2014 - Canada

    Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.

  6. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Active cities are an investment in developing greater human, economic, social and environmental capital. 

  7. It is About Being Outside
    2015 - Canada

    Canadian youth involved in this ethnographic study defined and visualized good health as "being outside" in a safe, clean, green and livable space. 

  8. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  9. Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

    Exposure to nature increases cooperation, and, when considering environmental problems as social dilemmas, sustainable intentions and behavior.

  10. Measuring the Benefits of Community Forestry
    2015 - Canada

    The report identified the most compelling indicators that demonstrate the tangible social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits that community forests bring to their communities. 

  11. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Designing communities that support physical activity is likely to produce a wide variety of additional benefits, ranging from mental health to environmental sustainability and economics.

  12. Walking, Obesity and Urban design in Chinese Neighborhoods
    2014 - USA

    Walkable urban design is tied to walking and cycling for commuting, non-commuting and exercise.

  13. The New Business Imperative: Valuing Natural Capital
    2012 - USA

    Prioritizing ecosystems within business strategy  will in turn cut costs, reduce risks, enhance brand and reputation, and grow revenues.

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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