5.05 Leisure activities and parks are often catalysts that build strong, self-sufficient, and sustainable communities. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)
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[Jul 25 2016]
Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
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...
[Jun 15 2016]
Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey
Personal and community benefits of parks and recreation are leading factors by which people in Saskatchewan measure and assess their happiness and quality of life.
[Apr 05 2016]
Designed to Move: Active Cities
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...
[Nov 29 2015]
Seeing Community for the Trees
Local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion.
[Sep 29 2015]
Refuges of Local Resilience: Community Gardens
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy community gardens functioned as multi-purpose community refuges which hosted meaningful and restorative greening practices, and developed supportive communities. ...
[Jul 21 2015]
Connecting Canadians with Nature
Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.
[May 19 2015]
Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.
[May 07 2015]
Cooperation is in our Nature
Exposure to nature increases cooperation, and, when considering environmental problems as social dilemmas, sustainable intentions and behavior.
[Apr 21 2015]
Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...
[Mar 28 2015]
The Role of Sport in Community Capacity Building
Sport has demonstrated efficacy in building local skills, knowledge, and resources, increasing social cohesion, facilitating community dialog, leadership development, and encouraging civic...
[Mar 09 2015]
Measuring the Benefits of Community Forestry
The report identified the most compelling indicators that demonstrate the tangible social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits that community forests bring to their communities.
[Mar 01 2015]
Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
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.