Doctor’s are becoming more aware of the health benefits of urban nature, some are even prescribing time in green spaces for patients. We’ve written about this before, and now, CityLab has compiled a thorough review of the identified mental and physical health benefits resulting from exposure to urban nature. It seems that the future of health care… is green.
Urban trees have been shown to provide considerable health and financial benefits, but can be difficult to keep alive and help thrive in grueling city environments. In an exciting engagement effort, the City of Melbourne created a digital map of the city’s 70,000+ trees, to educate its residents and encourage them to get involved. Big data can help everyone to create greener cities!
We’ve all heard about the benefits of exposure to greenspace, for health, productivity and more. But as the lines between work and pleasure become increasingly blurred, is there also room to blur nature and workspaces? TreeXOffice at the London Festival of Architecture is aiming to just that. Read more about the office of the future.