Being in nature can help our health. Urban environments are different from suburban, rural and wilderness locales in that they have more built infrastructures, less open space and may lack safe access to open space due to vehicle traffic and/or crime. In addition, urban environments are more likely to have higher pollution levels in air, soil and water due to past and current activities that adversely affect the health of its residents.
More information is available from the review article:
Nature and Health, Terry Hartig,1 Richard Mitchell,2 Sjerp de Vries,3and Howard Frumkin4
1Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala.
Please visit www.centerfornatureandhealth.org for more information.
2019 Multimodal and transit Summit, New Haven CT
We were proud to sponsor this summit at the partnership level. The keynote speaker, Charles C. Brown defined equity at the beginning of his talk. We know that this is always a challenge because there are so many definitions put forward. We'd like to share his with you.
Equity involves trying to understand and give people what they want to enjoy full, healthy lives.
Equity is the presence of justice and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.
Facing equity issues requires an understanding of the underlying or the root causes in inequalities and oppression within society.
Link to the conference:
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