The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
June 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new survey finds that Americans are willing to accept limits on visitors to public lands to reduce crowds, and want staff and visitors to wear masks.
June 5, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: parks outdoors recreation social-interaction urban-nature
Parks matter more than ever during a time of sickness – something Frederick Law Olmsted understood in the 19th century
Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of many great North American city parks, understood that ready access to nature made cities healthier places to live.
May 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: public-health cities covid-19 social-distancing coronavirus-2020 urban-life parks city-parks landscape-architecture sustainable-cities
The COVID-19 crisis highlights why cities should invest in green space, says Marc Berman. "Nature is not an amenity—it's a necessity."
Tags: covid-19 exercise parks social-lives earth-and-environment health-and-medicine
Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: cities obesity exercise walking urban-planning bicycling urban-policy parks food-deserts city-parks
The shape of parks may be key to getting the most out of them, according to a new study that shows irregularly shaped parks cut mortality risk.
Tags: parks mortality health-and-medicine
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