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Your Next Prescription Might be a Park

by Stella Tarnay, Biophilic DC The next time you go to a doctor, your prescription may be to a local park. Responding to an epidemic of diabetes and obesity among his pediatric patients, Dr. Robert Zarr has been prescribing activity in parks at his Upper Cardozo Health Center in Washington DC for the past several [...]

The Role of Urban Parks for the Sustainable City (Chiesura, 2004)

This study explores the benefits urban parks provide to city dwellers by examining previous research and by surveying park visitors. The researcher studies the environmental benefits of urban green spaces but primarily investigates the psychological and social influences and attributes of park areas. Survey results indicate that: (1) park visitors come for relaxation and as [...]