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dc.contributor.authorMcEwan, Kirsten
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Fiona J
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Miles
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Ross
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-05T16:18:02Z
dc.date.available2019-12-05T16:18:02Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-06
dc.identifier.citationMcEwan, K., Ferguson, F.J., Richardson, M. and Cameron, R., (2020). 'The good things in urban nature: A thematic framework for optimising urban planning for nature connectedness'. Landscape and Urban Planning, 194, pp, 1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103687en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103687
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624321
dc.description.abstractGreen interventions which connect people with nature to improve wellbeing are increasingly being applied to tackle the current crisis in mental health. A novel Smartphone app intervention was evaluated amongst adults (n = 228) including (n = 53) adults with common mental health problems, with the aim to improve wellbeing through noticing the good things about urban nature. The app prompted participants once a day over 7 days to write notes about the good things they noticed in urban green spaces. Notes were thematically analysed and ten themes emerged. The three themes with the greatest representation were: i) wonder at encountering wildlife in day-to-day urban settings; ii) appreciation of street trees; and iii) awe at colourful, expansive, dramatic skies and views. Through combining the above themes with the pathways to nature connectedness this paper provides an extended framework of activities to inform activity programming, nature engagement media content, and ‘green health’ interventions. Moreover, the findings have strong implications for optimising city planning, design and management for the wellbeing of both humans and wildlife.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council, ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC & Defra [NERC grant reference number NE/N013565/1].en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204619303871en_US
dc.subjectnature connectionen_US
dc.subjectthematic analysisen_US
dc.subjectwellbeingen_US
dc.titleThe good things in urban nature: A thematic framework for optimising urban planning for nature connectednessen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalLandscape and Urban Planningen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-10-17
dc.author.detail780504en_US


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