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Around the world, across sectors, awareness is growing about the vital link between the health of people and the health of our planet. Read and share articles and research papers about the many new ways individuals and organisations are working to reconnect people with nature.

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  • The value of traditional knowledge in managing parks

    The value of traditional knowledge in managing parks

    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?

    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

    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

    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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  • Sustainable Development Goals – where are we at?

    Sustainable Development Goals – where are we at?

    The concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was created in 2012, at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development, called Rio+20. The SDGs will determine the future development agenda beyond 2015

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