Children, Play & Nature

Whether by necessity or choice, more children around the world are living in urban areas. For the first time in human history, we are now more urban than rural society, with 55% of the global population now living in cities and growing rapidly.

In just a few generations, access to play opportunities and nature-rich experiences for children have decreased significantly. This global deficit of play and nature has negative impacts for children's healthy development. There is a growing body of research that highlights the many benefits of play and nature experience on children's physical, mental, social, cognitive, and emotional health.

     Future Directions

       Youth Advisory and Engagement for WUP

       Highlighting Gender Dimension in Parks Planning for Teen Girls

       Updating Terms of Reference/Webpage

Amanda O'Rourke


Jenny Veitch


Anya Gregory
Executive Officer



Amanda O'Rourke

Cathy Kiss

Leticia Lozano

Stephen Parker

Amowi Phillips

Jenny Veitch

Sarah Messiah

Laura Mylan

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