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Is it better to take a walk in nature or in an urban area?

Is it better to take a walk in nature than in an urban area? Two studies comparing walking in an urban setting with walking in a natural park setting. In both, the walk in nature produced benefits for mood and mental acuity while the urban walk did not. In the study the researchers investigated the impact of nature experience… Read more »

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Er du også en rurbanie?

Har du kastet dig over hjemmedyrkede tomater og krydderurter på altanen? Elsker du at bo i byen men fantaserer om at holde høns? Plukker du ramsløg i byparken og nyder at fremtrylle en lækker ramsløgspesto til din pizza? Tager du familien med ud på landet i weekenderne for at høste æbler eller klappe den ko, som… Read more »

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Træer er godt for byen – og for dig!

Vi bliver flere og flere mennesker i byerne. 86 % af os danskerne bor i byen. København er for eksempel vokset med 45.000 indbyggere de seneste fem år – det samme som en provinsby på størrelse med Helsingør. Så det er helt afgørende, at vi gør hvad vi kan, for at skabe byer, som er… Read more »

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Din udsigt har indflydelse på din trivsel

Hvordan er din udsigt? Kigger du ud på noget natur eller kigger du lige ud i en væg? Studier har vist at din udsigt har indflydelse på, hvor godt du trives, det har betyding for dit barns indlæring i skolen og betydning for, hvor glad du er for dit arbejde. Da jeg for nogle år… Read more »

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Unplugging and Recharging in Nature Boosts Creativity

New research which is to be published in the journal PLOS One, shows that spending four nature-filled days, away from electronic devices, is linked with 50 percent higher scores on a test for creativity. It is interesting as it supports the findings of my recently finished Master Thesis; Nature & Creativity – how and why  nature enhances creativity. The… Read more »

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Nature & Creativity – How and Why Nature Enhances Creativity

For the last 6 months I have been writing my Master Thesis in Landscape Architecture and exploring the area of nature and creativity to find out how and why nature may enhance our creativity. It has been an amazing journey – talking to so many inspiring creative people and reading interesting literature about creativity and natures influence… Read more »

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Why Green Exercise is So Good For Us

I have just red an interesting report “The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Green Exercise” (see authors below). According to the report nature can make positive contributions to our health, help us recover from preexisting stresses or problems, have an `immunising’ effect by protecting us from future stresses, and help us to concentrate and… Read more »

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Worlds Best News

Now the farmers in Vietnam get money by NOT cutting down the trees. The other morning I was on my way to work. At the metro station I was met by smiling people offering me breakfast and a newspaper with the title “Worlds Best News”. It was a campaign for the progress of the United… Read more »

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Why Playing in Nature is So Good for Children

In Denmark we have what we call “Forest Kindergarten” where children spend their Kindergarten time outside in a forest all year round. Here in Copenhagen where there is no forest the children are picked up by buses and taken to the forest. I hear from my friends who have their children in such Forest Kindergartens… Read more »