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The changing shape of parks

Within cities, the location and shape of new green space is deceivingly complex. City leaders increasingly take cues from public health research and advocates in recognizing the known benefits of nature spaces. But why now? It could be a combination of scientific progress and migration shifts. The U.S. Census reports that about 80% of the…

Health and Success of Urban Communities

Nature Sacred supports communities in their efforts to provide equal access to environments that promote health, wellness and well-being. A healthy environment has historically been defined by the absence of risk; protection from toxins (e.g. air or water pollution), safety from violence, and food security. But more recent definitions require the presence of environmental benefits such as access to nearby nature and tree…

Providing Nearby Nature for Everyone

A nearby nature space is relevant, useable and attractive when the community and designers collaborate. People prefer natural environments with water features, large trees, “wild” plants, and appropriate landscape design. This is compared to built environments, and is found among people regardless of nationality or culture. Research indicates there are some differences between ethnic and cultural groups…

What Green Spaces Reveal: New Orleans 10 Years On

In our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. This month we examine the need for equal access to healthy urban spaces. A decade ago New Orleans faced dramatic floods and destruction following Hurricane Katrina. This…

Risks and Benefits in our Urban World

In our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. This month we examine the need for equal access to healthy urban spaces. Every person, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, or age, is entitled to live in…

Equitable Urban Green Space Initiatives

In our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. This month we examine the need for equal access to healthy urban spaces. At times, a community recognizes the absence of nature, and works for change. At…

Green Spaces for All to Enjoy

In our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. In May, we examine the design elements that contribute to meaningful green spaces in our cities. When planning for green spaces in a community, collaborating with potential users…

Environmental Equality Infographic

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