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Building Communities


Parks and nature play a vital role in the development of strong, cohesive communities. Check here for articles and research on the many ways contact with nature can help to build strong social and cultural connections around the world.

Building Communities Articles

  • Vertical Living Kids

    Vertical Living Kids

    A research project in Melbourne, Australia explores how children living in high rise housing use the public space around their homes.

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  • World Habitat Day 2010

    World Habitat Day 2010

    This year's United Nations World Habitat Day focused on how we can improve cities for the billion people living in urban poverty around the world.

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  • Caring for Country

    Caring for Country

    Research into the connection that Victorian Aborigines have with their traditional land suggest that caring for Country projects could have significant health outcomes for these communities.

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  • Stephan Bognar – spreading the word

    Stephan Bognar – spreading the word

    Stephan Bognar, CEO of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, updates us on the NGO's efforts to reduce poverty and conserve biodiversity in Cambodia and beyond.

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  • HPHP in Nepal

    HPHP in Nepal

    IUCN and partners have started a process to bring HPHP to Nepal.  

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