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Green spaces can have positive effects on gray matter

On beautiful sunny days, schoolchildren and working adults share a common thought: wishing they could play hooky and head to the park. Research shows that would be a smart move. Nature and green spaces boost brainpower. With the growth of digital tools in education, children...

source: By Bob Kowalski
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This year at the Mid-Year Meeting and Senate and Congress meetings, The American Society of Landscape Architects urges policy makers and stakeholders to support an infrastructure plan that not only addresses today's crumbling infrastructure,...

source: ALSA

Nation's planners, designers, builders and public health and park professionals promote collaboration to advance healthier, more walkable communities. Where we live, work and play can directly impact our physical and mental health. To more aggressively combat negative...

source: NJASLA

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a graduate student team from Rutgers University as the winners of HUD's fourth annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design...

source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

For city planners and those interested in addressing sustainability of the city as its interrelates with nature, we are very familiar with the pervasive discourse of climate change and the idea of adaptation to, as well as mitigation...

source: The Nature of Cities

We tend to think that what we see is what we get, and also what we'll get in the future. Nature will always be there — it can just grow back. But it depends on what we want to grow back. In fact, urban ecological communities may be accumulating a large amount of "extinction...

source: The Nature of Cities

Our regulatory regimes are in collision mode. On the one hand, we have adopted policy, law even, that tells us to rebuild our inner cities for so many good reasons. Infill development uses existing infrastructure and reduces the...

source: San Diego UrbDeZine

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