The findings of this UK study by Eirini Flouri et al, contribute to our understanding of the ‘net’ role of greenspace in children’s decision-making, which is itself related to many important life outcomes. The authors suggest that ‘urban planners should note that access to nature may not only benefit people’s [...]
The John Muir Trust’s latest Wild Inside (Issue 47) newsletter shares Mark Piasecki's Haven. This short but powerful film highlights how the Scottish Highlands helped his mental health journey. Check out the John Muir Trust’s Wild and Well campaign which celebrates the invaluable connection between wild places and people's health.
This article in The Conversation (20 December 2021) explores the health impacts of loneliness and why it is on the rise. It shares survey data and the role of place in whether or not a person feels lonely. People were 28% less likely to feel lonely in urban settings with [...]
Education Scotland have shared updated resources on the National Improvement Hub (7 December 2021). This resource aims to improve children and young people’s physical activity by encouraging them to be active outdoors for 15 minutes a minimum of three times a week at their early years centre or primary.
This research study, by Miriam Preuβ et al (2019), in four European cities, showed that adults with low levels of childhood exposure to natural outdoor environments had significantly worse mental health when compared to adults with high levels of childhood exposure to natural outdoor environments.
Child in the City (22 November 2021) shares findings from a new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). This has provided further scientific evidence of the health benefits of well-designed urban planning. It suggests the built environment, green space and air pollution can affect cognitive and motor [...]
Child in the City share research findings in this article (15 November 2021) The research confirms that access to urban parks and other green space contributes to lower premature mortality and longer life expectancy. It includes findings on the benefits of greener schools with natural play areas and early childhood exposure [...]