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Website presents research on the effect of nature and green spaces in urban areas on human health and well-being. Users can search through specific research themes and view additional resources. Created with collaboration from University of Washington, USDA Forest Service, and Urban & Community Forestry.
The USDA Forest Service Living Memorials Project invokes the resonating power of trees to bring people together and create lasting, living memorials to the victims of terrorism, their families, communities, and the nation.
The Trust for Public Land's ParkScore compares cities throughout the U.S. based on how well they are meeting residents' needs for parks. View rankings, specifics of each city, and explore interactive maps.
City Parks Blog, a joint effort from The Trust for Public Land, Center for City Park Excellence, and City Parks Alliance, contains information related to the urban park movement. Readers can search by specific urban park issues and sign up to receive email notifications when new posts are made.
Redfields to Greenfields is a research effort that analyzes the effects of converting financially distressed properties into green space and places for the community to gather.
An eGuide from the National Park Service that explores how parks and their partners draw in people from all backgrounds in order to demonstrate how parks are places for healthy living. This toolkit includes examples, helpful resources, and profiles of those who are already integrating these teachings into their parks.
Chicago Wilderness created an atlas of biodiversity for the Chicago region that goes into detail about the natural history of this area. This link contains the section about the Leave No Child Inside movement and the Chicago Wilderness Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.
A compilation of the benefits children receive when they experience outdoor play in nature, created by Chicago Wilderness. The majority of the studies mentioned have been published in peer-reviewed journals. The Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights is listed at the end.
A list of the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights and what its purpose is. Also provides a link to a website for families to gain more ideas about nature activities. This publication was created in collaboration with Chicago Wilderness, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and was funded by USDA Forest Service.