Placemaking for Active Recreation Kit (PARK) E-Book

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Placemaking for Active Recreation Kit (PARK) has published a new e-book on placemaking and physical activity. The e-book called "Let’s Heal Our Cities: Tapping into placemaking and active recreation" gets straight to the basics and the most practical approaches to creating active public spaces through placemaking.

Benefits To Practicing Physical Activity in Public Space 

As human settlements become increasingly more urban, our blueprint and inner physiological need for movement remains untouched. As lifestyles and jobs become more sedentary and digitally based, especially since #workfromhome due to the pandemic, and also considering the increasingly more drastic social inequities facing our world, the ability to recreationally practice physical activity in our urban environments becomes more symbolic of our human “right to the city” and need for organizational systems that protect and motivate people’s access to high quality movement. Multiple and countless benefits from physical activity contribute to mental, functional and social wellbeing. Did you know that physical activity and physical play in our built environment, across ages, cultures, and genders, has been shown to:

  • Widen mindset
  • Help problem solving abilities
  • Boost creativity
  • Support cognitive attention
  • Relieve feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Bring heart rate and physical stress back to baseline
  • Manage heart and organ health, such as visceral fat or cholesterol levels

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