urban

4thJuly 2024

RBGE – Plants with a Purpose

04.07.24|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Plants with a Purpose is a partnership approach to researching and demonstrating the impacts of plant choice and location on how urban spaces react to differing weather patterns. Read about how adopting Nature-based Solutions and working with natural processes can help slow and store water in our urban areas.

3rdApril 2024

Global Designing Cities Initiative resources

03.04.24|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

Check out GDCI’s free resources and guides to design streets for people: Planning a street project near schools or for children? Use the Reverse Periscope or download the Designing Streets for Kids guide. Want to collect data on the impact of a street project? Get the How to Evaluate Street Transformations [...]

17thJanuary 2024

Discover and record urban nature, and take part in educator training

17.01.24|Categories: Resources, Training|Tags: , , , , , |

Checkout this great online resource provided by the Natural History Museum to discover urban wildlife. Take part in the Nature Recording Hub and do some great Citizen Science! The Explore: Urban Nature programme provides training for teachers, curriculum-linked learning resources and hands-on outdoor workshops, linked with a museum near you. [...]

17thOctober 2023

Playing outdoors: What do children do, where and with whom?

17.10.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

In their October newsletter, Play Scotland share findings from a study in the Netherlands, February 2022 to March 2023.  This recorded children’s play behaviour after school in three post-war residential districts in three cities in The Netherlands. This study showed differences in play behaviour by gender, age, district and play [...]