Urban Forests, Wellbeing, and Sustainable City Creation
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GREEN SURGE – University of Copenhagen

GREEN SURGE – University of Copenhagen | Urban Forests, Wellbeing, and Sustainable City Creation | Scoop.it
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We can't just focus on the US when it comes to research on sustainable cities and nature.  The EU is often ahead, and this handbook includes "policy briefs, factsheets, guidelines, recommendations, and main messages which are all tailor-made for decision-makers such as planners, policy-makers, and other practitioners."  Let's learn from them!
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Sanity and the City: Nature Crucial for Mental Health in an Urban Century

TNC-led study underlines psychological benefits of urban green spaces as more people live in cities than ever before.
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Mental health - an under-recognized public resource.  If we're to build the capacity, and the resilience, of our society, mental health is a necessity, not a privilege, not a luxury.  Nature in cities is clearly necessary to that.
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Doughnut

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Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. In other words, to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (from food and housi…
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Creating sustainable cities within the Doughnut is one of the key signature tasks of our era, and I believe that the relationship between Nature and the city is paramount.
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Carbon Removal in Forests and Farms in the United States | World Resources Institute

Carbon Removal in Forests and Farms in the United States | World Resources Institute | Urban Forests, Wellbeing, and Sustainable City Creation | Scoop.it
This paper explores the potential for carbon removal from forests and farms in the United States.
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When it comes to the benefits of urban forests, carbon removal is rarely discussed, yet it is crucially important.  Even though this report is more about forests outside cities, the potential for utilizing this benefit inside cities should not be overlooked.
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World Conference on “Forests for Public Health” Athens, Greece, 8-11 May 2019 The aim of this conference is to bring together well-known scientists from different countries and disciplines to present research and state-of-the-art knowledge and theories on: The significance of the role of forests and green spaces in improving the health and wellbeing of a population. Challenges the urban and landscape planning fields face in designing green infrastructure that benefits physical activities both in urban space and in forest/nature.
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This conference is the first of its kind, pulling together all interested practitioners and scientists to discuss the research and make urban forests a key focus going forward.
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