'Nature doesn't judge you': how young people in cities feel about the natural world

Nature is a promise of escape, a moment of relief and a relationship worth cherishing.

Jo Birch, Research Associate, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield • conversation
Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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5 things to look for on a college campus that benefit mental health

The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student's overall well-being.

Diane Bruce Anstine, Dean, School of Business and Entrepreneurship at North Central College, North Central College • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~9 min

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How to improve our relationship with nature after coronavirus

Human encroachment on the environment is increasing the threat of diseases like COVID-19, but spending more time in nature could also be part of the solution to this pandemic.

Zita Sebesvari, Head of Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), United Nations University • conversation
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Mothers behind bars nurture relationships with visitors in this unusual prison garden

About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.

Julie Stevens, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~9 min

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Why more kids don’t play outside

When kids don't have an opportunity to play outside, their physical, emotional, and social development can suffer, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 28, 2019 ~2 min

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