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Naval Cemetery Landscape — Brooklyn, N.Y.: An Escape from the Built Environment

Six projects received this distinguished national award for researching the transformational power of nature in urban settings. Each project was chosen for combining the creation of tranquil, restorative spaces with rigorous study of their impact on users’ well-being and resilience. See the full list of projects here.  Print version of poster.  More Naval Cemetery Landscape team member interviews:…

Open Voices News Roundup: January 23

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. Betting the Farm: Is There an Urban Agriculture Bubble? It’s no secret that urban agriculture is in vogue. But as major urban farms such as the Milwaukee-based…

INFOGRAPHIC: Greenspace Can Make Your City Great

To help spread the word about the urgent need in nature, we created this infographic — about how why nature is good for us, for our neighborhoods, for economics, and more! If you live in an urban area that needs more nature, share this infographic with your friends, neighbors and politicians. Greenspace can make a bigger difference than we think….

Biophilic Cities: A Q&A With Tim Beatley

“We are an increasingly urbanized planet, so we’ve got to imagine how urbanites can have that close connection that they absolutely need with the natural world.” An interview with the founder of the Biophilic Cities Project, about why nature in urban areas is more important today than ever before.

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Open Voices News Roundup: November 13

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Infographic: The Role of Parks & Rec in Promoting Physical Activity “Parks, trails, and recreational facilities provide a wide variety of opportunities for physical activity and can help many Americans lead a more active lifestyle.” Measuring…

Open Voices News Roundup: October 30

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back every week for new roundups and items….

Open Voices News Roundup: October 22

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. In this week’s news: urban farming; why your health is bigger than your body; and a new mapping tool to track public spaces.

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Open Voices News Roundup: October 1

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back every week for new roundups and items. The Mini Parks That Could Transform Los Angeles “A simple but radical idea is set to erode LA’s love affair with the car and reclaim some street…

Open Voices News Roundup: September 24

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back every week for new roundups and items. This week, creating your own healing garden; why low-income people need public spaces the most; and more….

Open Voices News Roundup: September 17

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back every week for new roundups and items. This week, how sports teams are making cities greener, why the foreclosure crisis is affecting park systems in cities, and more….

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