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Making Healthy Places: The Role of Social Support & Interaction
April 18, 2017
Project for Public Spaces invites you to join them on April 18, 2017, for a live webinar.
Note: This is not a Greater Good Science Center event.
A growing body of research is showing how placemaking initiatives—from community gardens to resident-led painting projects—help generate strong social ties and a sense of belonging amongst community members, which has proven to reduce psychological distress, social isolation, and depression. As more and more researchers are recognizing that social health is the foundation for physical health, these findings present exciting opportunities and challenges for urban planners as well as public health advocates and practitioners.
For more information, visit Making Healthy Places.