Report Provides “How to” on Creating Systems of City Greenspaces

From the earliest hours to the final days of our lives, contact with nearby nature is profoundly important for human health and wellness. Nearly 40 years of research confirms this.

Yet, not everyone has the opportunity to reap the benefits. While many cities have created rich systems of public parks presenting residents with ample opportunity to linger in nature, the same cannot be said for all urban settings. But that need not be the case.

In our report, “Nearby Nature for Human Health: Sites to Systems,” we provide a “how to” on creating systems of linked parks and open spaces that can become health support systems, offering opportunities for city residents to be outdoors in pleasant environments.

We invite you to sign up here to receive this free report and find out how city officials, urban planners, and community residents can better integrate nature into all urban settings.

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We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

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