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Time / February 28, 2019

Spending just 20 minutes in a park makes you happier

Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is one of the fastest ways to improve health and happiness. A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research shows that within minutes of entering a green space, stress, blood pressure, and heart rate can decrease.

CityLab / February 27, 2019

Why Hong Kong is claiming gold greens for new housing

Hong Kong’s real estate market is the least affordable in the world. In a controversial decision, the government of Hong Kong announced it will seize 80 acres of land from a golf club to build public housing.

Plan Philly / February 27, 2019

Six ways Philadelphia can create more equitable, imaginative, and inviting spaces

Civic spaces across Philadelphia are changing. The ways these spaces are contributing to a stronger and more inclusive city include: providing compensation to community members who participate in the design process, grounding the design to serve local needs, supporting equitable growth measures when civic assets increase property and real estate values.

Curbed / February 25, 2019

At a new seaside park, landscaping becomes the playground

Enota, an architecture studio based in Slovenia, has completed the design of a new urban park in the Slovenian port city of Koper. The overhaul of the site seeks to connect two separate parts of town—waterfront area and redevelopment area—into a cohesive whole.

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