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19thAugust 2021

Benefits found for children living near woodland

19.08.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

This article in Child in the City (18 August 2021) shares research findings that suggests that proximity to woodlands links with better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioural problems in children and young people. The lessons learned could help influence planning decisions in urban areas.

4thAugust 2021

The benefits of intergenerational learning

04.08.21|Categories: Miscellaneous, Research|Tags: , , |

This article in Elm Magazine by Anna Pöysä (16 March 2021) reflects on the advantages of intergenerational learning, and the work on this subject by Greg Mannion, University of Stirling. This includes opportunities to reshape city spaces, and considerations of climate change and sustainability.

4thAugust 2021

The benefits of nature during Covid – international findings

04.08.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

Science Direct shares this Environmental International paper (Vol 154, September 2021) Exposure to nature and mental health outcomes during COVID-19 lockdown. A comparison between Portugal and Spain. This found that exposure to nature was associated with better mental health outcomes during lockdowns, but the natural features associated with improved mental [...]