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  • Strong link between nature and human health

    Strong link between nature and human health

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    Global research showing the strong connection between human health and contact with nature is the focus of a new report just released by Parks Victoria and Deakin University.

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  • The value of traditional knowledge in managing parks

    The value of traditional knowledge in managing parks

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    Historically the rights of indigenous people to use the resources of their traditional lands in national parks have been curtailed with little or no consultation. Instead the focus has been on conservation of areas of scenic or aesthetic value to non-indigenous people and the protection of endangered and vulnerable plant and animal species.

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  • Why Art in Parks?

    Why Art in Parks?

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    Art is the expression of human creativity and imagination, producing works to be enjoyed, appreciated and even challenge thinking. Public art is art that is conceived and designed largely to be in an outdoor area, accessible and appreciable by all. One place such public art is regularly found is parks.

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  • Urban planning and the importance of green space in cities to human and environmental health

    Urban planning and the importance of green space in cities to human and environmental health

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    Cities are comprised of more than just buildings and people. The most “liveable” cities – and some of the world’s most famous cities – are as known for their open space as they are for their culture.

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  • The economic value of parks for human health

    The economic value of parks for human health

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    In modern economic times, it seems that everything requires a financial value in order to prove its importance. Parks are no different, with their perceived value vitally linked to cities choosing to maintain open spaces in cities and nations choosing to conserve larger state and national parks.

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