design

3rdAugust 2022

Nature based play publication now available

03.08.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2ndAugust 2022

Do different amounts of nature exposure in childhood affect adult sensory processes?

02.08.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

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  [...]

21stJuly 2022

10th Child in the City World Conference 5-7 October 2022 Dublin, Ireland

21.07.22|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

10thMay 2022

Climate Ready School Grounds project

10.05.22|Categories: Events, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

20thJanuary 2022

Birds and bees: why new buildings need to support the natural world

20.01.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1stDecember 2021

Biophilic design and nature connection

01.12.21|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , |

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, [...]