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The Sacred and Nearby in Nature and Cities.

This brief explores the idea of civic sacred, the everyday encounters with nature in cities that have the potential to promote inspiration, deeper thinking, mindfulness, and social and cultural connections. The paper is intended to help local planners and managers, civic leaders, and engaged citizens build support for parks, gardens, and open spaces in their communities.

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Research on the Beneficial Aspects of the Experience of Nature in Cities

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Reflect & Restore | Urban Green Space for Mental Wellness

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Feeling Stressed? Take a Time Out in Nature

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The Benefits of Nearby Nature in Cities for Older Adults

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