Events

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SITES Community Call: How a healthy landscape improves human health and well-being

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

Nearly 40 years of scientific research demonstrates that parks and other green environments play an important—even crucial—role in human health and well-being. Join the upcoming SITES Community Call to learn how SITES improves health on a development project. Hear from Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a social scientist and former SITES technical advisor, who will review the multiple benefits (and supporting research) of being outdoors. Much of this scientific evidence informed the health-related credits in the SITES Rating System. SITES certified projects will also be featured to illustrate designs which focused on improving the project's health and wellness benefits.

Presenter:
Dr. Kathleen Wolf is a Research Social Scientist with the College of the Environment at the University of Washington (Seattle). Her research focus is the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban ecosystems, particularly human health. Another interest is the translation of scientific evidence for use in local government policy and planning. This included serving as a key technical advisor in developing the human health and well-being credits in the SITES Rating System. You can view her research at www.naturewithin.info; and the Green Cities: Good Health project at www.greenhealth.washington.edu

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SITES Community Update: September Meeting

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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SITES Community Update: November Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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