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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)

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  2. [2016] 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...

  3. [2016] Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey
    2016 - Canada

    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.

  4. [2015] 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...

  5. [2015] Seeing Community for the Trees
    2015 - England

    Local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion. 

  6. [2015] Refuges of Local Resilience: Community Gardens
    2015 - USA

    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. ...

  7. [2015] Walking Works
    2015 - England

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

  8. [2015] Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

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

  9. [2015] Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      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...

  10. [2015] The Role of Sport in Community Capacity Building
    2015 - USA

    Sport has demonstrated efficacy in building local skills, knowledge, and resources, increasing social cohesion, facilitating community dialog, leadership development, and encouraging civic...

  11. [2015] 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. 

  12. [2015] 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.

  13. [2015] Sport is Community
    2015 - Canada

    Urban Aboriginal youth and adults in Edmonton consider sport as one of the five defining factors of their community. 

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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