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3.03 Leisure activities and parks enhance perceived/actual quality of life and place for individuals, families, and communities. (recreation, sport, arts, culture, parks and greenspace)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 136 entries
  2. [Asia] Children’s Sense of Attachment to the Residential Common Open Space
    2015 - Asia

    The presence of natural features and facilities has more effect on developing children's sense of place attachment than architectural design of surrounding building such as material and colour of...

  3. [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...

  4. [Australia] Heartwork: great arts stories from regional Australia
    2004 - Australia

    The benefits of Arts in Regional Australia include:

    •” Artists and communities: working together to develop and present quality art
    • A springboard for young people: providing new skills, life...

  5. [Australia] Social impacts of participation in the arts and cultural activities – Stage two report: Evidence, is
    2004 - Australia

    "Policymakers in arts/cultural fields everywhere are seeking answers to the same social impact questions: what impacts does participation in arts and cultural activities have on other areas of...

  6. [Australia] Creating community. Celebrations, arts and wellbeing within and across local communities
    2006 - Australia

    "In all four communities, the most effective local events and activities took account of the specificity’s of place and of the importance of a sense of place for effective community arts practice....

  7. [Australia] A confluence of cultures: Wilderness adventure therapy practice in Australia and New Zealand,  In Bo
    2004 - Australia

    Wilderness and Adventure programs are gaining worldwide recognition as an effective approach to engaging people struggling with a variety of difficult life circumstances, in a participatory process...

  8. [Australia] Sport and recreation: It’s more than you think
    2005 - Australia

    The study found 20 ways that sport and recreation benefits people. The overwhelming responsefrom participants in the survey was that sport and recreation delivered substantial benefits for...

  9. [Australia] Indigenous Cultural Festivals: Evaluating Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing
    2010 - Australia

    Whatever scale they operate at, festivals support communities in their efforts to maintain and renew themselves through the celebration of culture. Indigenous festivals are a leading space of...

  10. [Australia] Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

  11. [Australia] Community benefits of major sport facilities: The Darebin International Sports Centre
    2011 - Australia

    From a user perspective, DISC provides an extensive range of noneconomic benefits such as increased accessibility, exposure, participation and success. The majority of facility users stated that...

  12. [Australia] The economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity: An Australian example
    2011 - Australia

    Opportunity cost savings and health benefits conservatively estimated from a reduction in population-level physical inactivity may be substantial. The largest savings will benefit individuals in...

  13. [Australia] Creating sense of community: The role of public space
    2012 - Australia

    High quality public space can enhance the sense of community in new neighbourhoods.

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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