Skip to navigation
C&NN C&NN Tools C&NN Directory

NEWSLINKS

News Links, Articles & Commentary

The Importance of Public Spaces in our Neighborhoods

San Diego Metro – December 31, 2012
By Michael Stepner

The Importance of Public Spaces in our Neighborhoods The end of November marked the beginning of construction of a new public plaza in Downtown San Diego. On Nov. 29, demolition of the Robinsons–May department store began. The building, only 27 years old, is to be replaced by a 1.3-acre addition to our historic Horton Plaza. This and other recent examples point to our recent re-understanding of parks, plazas and open spaces as critical components of our urban environment. The San Diego Union editorialized: “Park improvement is among the most important undertakings now before the city. It should have the cordial co-operation of all.” The quote is not from…
Fair Use Notice
This site contains brief excerpts from copyrighted material with links to the original source. Click here for more information on C&NN's Fair Use Policy.
Recent News

NeighborWoods Tree Planting Campaign Kicks Off 10th Year

Volunteers in all 50 states will gather this month to transform their parks, waterways, and… [+]

More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

The evidence supporting active play keeps rolling in. Yet another new academic study, this one… [+]

Getting Families and Kids Healthy, on TRACK

The Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program is battling childhood obesity with their family-friendly TRACK… [+]

Teaching Children to Appreciate Their Natural Environment

From watching a turtle lay her eggs to exploring creepy crawly critters, a North Carolina… [+]

LEAP Hopes to Expand Opportunities for Kids of Ottawa County

In addition to the wilderness playgrounds encouraging free-range play for younger kids around the country,… [+]

Every Kid’s Inalienable Right to Just Play

A small town in Michigan is leading the charge to build barrier-free playgrounds that make… [+]

Green Neighbourhoods Lead to Higher Birth Weights: Study

Grass, trees, flowers and green space make it more likely for mothers to deliver at… [+]

Pediatrician, Parks Improve Child Health

More and more often, pediatrician Robert Zarr and his colleagues are prescribing nature to city… [+]

Leaps and Bounds Daycare Receives National Certification

Classrooms across the country, such as Leaps and Bounds Daycare in Nebraska, are being certified… [+]

Help Connect Children & Nature.


image

Nature Clubs for Families Tool Kit

image
Download the Tool Kit [>]
The Tool Kit includes a Quick Start Guide with simple instructions on how to start a local Nature Club for Families.

Newsletter Archive


[+] view full archive

C&NN Publications

As part of our ongoing efforts to build the movement, the Children & Nature Network has published these resources for leaders, organizers, and participants at the local, national, and international levels:

2010 C&NN Report
[>] Download PDF [2MB]

Children and Nature 2009: A Report on the Movement to Reconnect Children to the Natural World
[>] Download PDF [1.1MB]

C&NN Community Action Guide: Building the Children & Nature Movement from the Ground Up
[>] Download PDF [1.4MB]
Back to top