Nature and Health in Communities: A Review of Best Available Science
Webinar date/time: Mar 14, 2018 1:00 pm US/Eastern
Duration: 1 hour
What will you learn?
The Green Cities: Good Health web site is an informational portal to the extensive research on nature and human wellness response. Dr. Wolf, the project director, will provide an overview of the science and its relevance in community policy and planning.
The research on nature experiences and public health outcomes is emerging as a major influence in community policy and planning. Acknowledging that nature is good for people is not new, but the science can help Extension Agents build a stronger and better case for integrating green infrastructure and urban greening into communities. Taking another step, showing the business case or economic value of providing more nature in communities moves trees, parks and gardens from ‘nice to have’ to an essential element of community planning and design.
Presenter(s): Dr. Kathleen Wolf – Research Social Scientist, College of the Environment, University of Washington, and Research Associate with USDA Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station on research program about Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
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