Rediscovering nature in everyday settings : or how to create healthy environments and healthy people

Maller, Cecily J., Henderson-Wilson, Claire and Townsend, Mardie 2009, Rediscovering nature in everyday settings : or how to create healthy environments and healthy people, EcoHealth, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 553-556, doi: 10.1007/s10393-010-0282-5.

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Title Rediscovering nature in everyday settings : or how to create healthy environments and healthy people
Author(s) Maller, Cecily J.
Henderson-Wilson, ClaireORCID iD for Henderson-Wilson, Claire
Townsend, Mardie
Journal name EcoHealth
Volume number 6
Issue number 4
Start page 553
End page 556
Total pages 4
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2009-12
ISSN 1612-9202
Keyword(s) urban environments
health and well-being
high-rise developments
Summary It is estimated that half of the world’s population now live in urban environments. Urban living necessitates a removal from nature, yet evidence indicates that contact with nature is beneficial for human health. In fact, everyday urban places, such as where people live, study, and work, provide opportunities to bring nature back into cities to contribute to positive, healthy environments for people and to foster the human–nature connection. The inclusion of more nature in cities could have additional environmental benefits, such as habitat provision and improving the environmental performance of built environments. In the context of climate change, outcomes such as these assume further importance. This article explores how common urban places can foster links between people and nature, and generate positive health and well-being outcomes. We achieve this by exploring nature in the everyday settings of schools and residential housing.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10393-010-0282-5
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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