Why social context is key to bringing nature into the built environment

WSP’s Caroline McParland and Ashley Dunseath discuss WSP’s ‘Nature Positive?’ research and the importance of nature in making cities great places to live

What could explain this discrepancy? Among the reasons could be that many people feel urban green spaces aren’t designed for them so their value isn’t realised.
Ashley Dunseath Head of Masterplanning at WSP
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Well, it doesn’t take much nature to have a measurable benefit – research has shown that as little as 5-20 minutes in a pocket park or tiny forest can provide mental restoration and other benefits. In addition, when you start to look around, there’s more space for nature than you might think.
Caroline McParland Technical Director for Ecology at WSP
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