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5.05 Leisure activities and parks are often catalysts that build strong, self-sufficient, and sustainable communities. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 101 entries
  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] 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....

  4. [Australia] Does cultural activity make a difference to community capacity? A key question addressed by the smal
    2003 - Australia

    "... a community’s capacity to act requires knowledge, skills, trust, cooperation and motivation." "It has clearly been the involvement of artists which has unleashed community aspirations and...

  5. [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...

  6. [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...

  7. [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.

  8. [Australia] Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
    2016 - Australia

    Up to 7% of depression cases and 9% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented if all city residents were to visit green spaces at least once a week for an average duration of 30 minutes or...

  9. [Belgium] An integrated methodology to assess the benefits of urban green space
    2004 - Belgium

    “Benefits of Urban Green Space (BUGS) is a methodology to assess the impact of green space and settlement patterns on urban environmental quality and social well-being and to formulate...

  10. [Canada] Creative Cities Structured Policy Dialogue (Research Report F46, Family Network)
    2004 - Canada

    Creative cities express their uniqueness and authenticity in three principal settings: the arts, commerce, and community. “Further, it is the quality and intensity of the connections among the...

  11. [Canada] A Sport Plan for New Brunswick
    2008 - Canada

    There are major personal, social and economic benefits of sport investment, and current best estimates of the return on investment from governmental spending on sport range upward from an...

  12. [Canada] Compendium of Research Papers: the International Forum on the Creative Economy [Recueil des Textes:
    2008 - Canada

    Canada’s culture sector, encompassing arts and culture industries, generates a wealth of contributions to Canada’s cultural, social, and economic fabric and contributes to our national...

  13. [Canada] Cultural Symbiosis: Cultural participation and cohesive communities
    2000 - Canada

    Arts organizations and arts participation feed off one another. Economic and ethnic diversity are strongly associated with cultural participation, and this merging of diversity, institutions and...

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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