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Research shows positives
Sun March 23, 2014
Planners Need To Think About Nature In Communities
"...so while providing information on recycling and all of those things doesn't necessarily change behavior. As people start to become more connected to nature, they start to take care of it better....."
Gieschen spoke about how building nature into a community can provide progress toward a healthy community and is important for community planners to understand...
"....some research indicates it has to be within a half-mile of where people live. So as a community development-urban planning...it's making those opportunities close enough to people so it's convenient..."
She says in a broader scope, more access to outdoor recreation also cuts down on a community's use of medical care and health problems.
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