Park, Kim, Lee, and Heo studied how thoughts about nature evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. They report that “This study provides a novel approach to understand human perception changes in their experiences of and interactions with public greenspaces during the early months of COVID-19. Using social media data and machine learning techniques, the study delivers new understandings of how people began to feel differently about their experiences compared to pre-COVID times.
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Williams and colleagues report on potential links between Citizen Science and health.
Izenstark and Ebata, studied interactions between mothers and daughters outdoors and reported their findings in Children, Youth and Environments.
What personal factors affect our experience of nature?
Interested in taking a vacation that involves spending time in nature?
Designers can benefit from a better understanding of how people think about and react to the natural environment.
The value of restorative natural settings is well established. Little is known, though, about the potential restorative effect of well-designed urban environments.
New research on our preference for a savanna landscape and the benefits of immersion in nature.
Preferred urban water features have consistent attributes.
Seveal recent articles investigate the relationship between the design of the external environment and human well-being.