'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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Biodiversity loss could be making us sick – here's why

Rich and diverse microbiomes in our local environment are important for keeping us healthy.

Jake M. Robinson, PhD Researcher, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield • conversation
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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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.

Richard leBrasseur, Assisant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director, Green Infrastructure Performance Lab, Dalhousie University • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

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How major cities are trying to keep people walking and cycling

As lockdowns ease off, there is a danger that the old city traffic jams will soon be back with a vengeance.

Graeme Sherriff, Research Fellow in Urban Studies, University of Salford • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~5 min

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Coronavirus: locked-down Italy's changing urban space

The lockdown has seen Italy's urban life shift to new spaces.

Rosa Tamborrino, Professor, Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~5 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  italy  urban-life  online-culture

Would you ditch your car if public transport was free? Here's what researchers have found

Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world.

Enrica Papa, Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning, University of Westminster • conversation
March 5, 2020 ~5 min

 urban-life  transport-emissions  electric-vehicles  cars  public-transport  buses

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