Tag: Health

Stanford researchers find mental health prescription: Nature

Stanford University

Stanford research has found that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area, as opposed to participants who walked in a high-traffic urban setting, showed decreased activity in a region of the brain associated with a key factor

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The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

This handbook integrates health into planning to address the unhealthy and unsustainable conditions that are being built into the physical fabric of cities. Solving issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability needs to involve tackling

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Home Garden Soil Health Assessment

Home Garden Soil Health Assessment

The Home Garden Soil Health Assessment assists you to make observations about things in your garden to help you understand what is happening in your soil, how this affects plant growth, and what you can do to improve things.

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Blue Mind explores the remarkable effects of water on health and well-being

Blue Mind

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do is a new book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the

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Opportunity or Orientation? Who Uses Urban Parks and Why

The findings of new research (open access) suggest that measures to increase people’s connection to nature could be more important than increasing urban green space availability if we want to encourage park visitation (with thanks to Decision Point).

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Global City Teams Challenge

Cyber-physical systems (CPS), sometimes referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), involves connecting smart devices and systems in diverse sectors such as transportation, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare in fundamentally new ways. Cities and communities around the world are increasingly

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Market drivers towards healthier buildings

The report Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design and Construction on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity documents the positive economic impact of investing in the design and construction of healthier buildings from the perspective

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GFR Edible Streets and Suburbs – Community Survey invitation

Global Food Relief invites your participation in a Community Survey to gauge community interest in the development of the Edible Streets and Suburbs program in Australia. Global Food Relief was established with the primary objective of providing relief to the

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TerraCycle collects 1 million butts

The TerraCycle Cigarette Waste Brigade® has so far collected more than 1 million butts. Any group, workplace or individual over the age of 18 can sign up and collect cigarette waste at home or work, and send it to TerraCycle

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Poisoned Planet – How constant exposure to man-made chemicals is putting your life at risk

In his new book Poisoned Planet, Julian Cribb alerts that man-made chemicals are creating a silent epidemic, but shows we have the tools to clean the planet up and create a healthier, safer future for us all.

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