Child in the City (29 July 2022) have shared findings from a study which took place in the Portuguese city of Porto. This study suggests that more must be done to ensure children have access to parks and other green spaces to improve their lung health. The study, published in the [...]
Cities Connecting Children to Nature have shared some great resources. These are designed to support those working to connect urban children to nature and develop outdoor nature based skills in young people. The strategic toolkit and guidance document are set in the US context, but will be of value to [...]
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.
Greenspace Scotland report on this UNICEF research in their July bulletin. UNICEF has highlighted the importance of having good access to urban greenspace to children’s health and development. However, the UK was ranked fairly low in the league table in UNICEF's recent Report Card in developed nations, . Research, published [...]
This article in Child in the City (17 May 2022) shares the results from a systemic review of research. This review found strong support for nature interventions improving attention and working memory in young people.
This article in The Conversation (May 18, 2022) explores the findings of a recent New Economics Foundation (NEF) report. This indicates a reduction in available greenspace for more recently built housing. The author explores the reasons and implications for our health, connection to nature and concern for the environment.