Play Scotland has shared this new publication (July 2022) Nature-Based Play which is free to download. It has been produced in partnership between Arup and the Real Play Coalition. The publication explores the positive connections nature-based play can make between children’s wellbeing and climate resilience. This aims to inspire local [...]
This study examined the mediating role of sensory profiles in the relationships between childhood nature exposure, and adulthood nature relatedness and creativity. Results suggest that children with lower levels of nature exposure grow up to exhibit a high tendency to miss subtle sensory stimuli. In turn, this sensory processing pattern [...]
How can we connect children and cities, disciplines and professionals to make better urban spaces for children from all backgrounds? What can we do to protect our children from past mistakes? How can we connect children to urban greenery to improve their health especially during lockdowns? Find out more here, with early bird registration here.
This journal article has been published in Town and Country Planning, Vol 91 No 3 May/Jun 2022, pp153-154. It looks at the issues around planning and creating parks and other public places that are welcoming to teenage girls. The article suggests that the opportunity needs to be taken to engage [...]
The Guardian online has shared this graphic novel-style article on urban nature (28 March 2022). This might be useful to share with young people on how we should design cities for people who live there. This can help with resilience in the face of climate change, community needs, and how [...]
Learning through Landscapes and Architecture & Design Scotland are collaborating on the ‘Climate Ready School Grounds’ project through 2022-23. The project will connect the Scottish Learning for Sustainability, Learning Estate Strategy and Climate Change Plan. This will be done through consultation and collaboration, and sharing guidance with both architects and [...]
This article in The Conversation (19 January 2022) explores how buildings can be adapted to provide homes for species such as swifts, and bees. Councils can do more to encourage developers to build sustainably and in nature-friendly ways (and this could include school buildings). NatureScot’s campaign also shows how you [...]
This Finding Nature post Combining Nature Connectedness and Biophilic Design (30 November 2021), explores how the pathways to nature connectedness can be integrated with the original Biophilic Design principles. This can support more meaningful and emotional engagement with nature. These principles can be brought into the education sphere - for example, [...]