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Open Voices News Roundup: January 6

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. Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities “A few years ago in Baltimore County, Maryland, environmental staffers were reviewing a tree-planting proposal from a local…

Open Voices News Roundup: December 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. Hiking in a Winter Wonderland “Just because temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean outdoor efforts to elevate your heart rate should take a nose dive, too. New York…

Open Voices News Roundup: December 16

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. ‘Wild Urbanism’ in the Middle of Putin’s Moscow “Just beyond Moscow’s Red Square, past the iconic domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the walls of the Kremlin,…

Open Voices News Roundup: December 9

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. Doctor’s orders: Get outside! “We all know the drill: Get sick. Go to the doctor. Receive a prescription for medicine. Take the medicine until you feel better….

Recommended Reading: First National Study of Urban parks and Physical Activity

How does your proximity and use of local parks contribute to your health? City Parks Alliance and the RAND Corporation will be investigating that question over the next four years in hopes of establishing a set of best practices when it comes to managing urban parks and encouraging physical activity. The study will include 200…

Open Voices News Roundup: December 2

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. How San Francisco Is Changing the Way People Think of Green Space “Tables and chairs sit neatly arranged on a wooden platform in the heart of San…

Open Voices News Roundup: November 25

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. Expert Urges Following Nature in Urban Design “To be friendly to the earth, cities like Portland can learn from it. That was the message of a Nov….

Friday Flower: Name This Bloom!

Every Friday we publish a new Friday Flower. We ask our readers, as a game, to identify the flower. Here’s today’s beautiful bloom — anybody know what it is? (And guess more Friday Flowers here.)…

Open Voices News Roundup: November 18

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. Would You Send Your Child to Daycare in the Forest? “While ensuring children’s safety and wellbeing at all times is absolutely necessary, I think it’s unfortunate that…

Open Voices News Roundup: November 11

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. Volunteers Want to Help Healing with Garden Overlook “With freshly poured concrete, two-by-fours and hammers, Keith Tidball wanted to help to build healing at Cunningham Park. The…

"Thank you for this tool I can share with my 7-year-old daughter, for this labyrinth makes meditation easy for the young to understand."

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