Supportive Environments

Research from the Benefits Hub

  • Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
    2016 | England
    • Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.
  • Refuges of Local Resilience: Community Gardens
    2015 - USA
    • In the wake of Hurricane Sandy community gardens functioned as multi-purpose community refuges which hosted meaningful and restorative greening practices, and developed supportivecommunities. 

Visit our entire collection of research on the family and community benefits of engaging in leisure and active Living


Resources from the National Recreation Database

  • Designed to Move: Active Cities
    Designed to Move | 2015
    A report "to provide a blueprint for creating active cities, whatever their size and wherever in the world they may be." The research is clear on this. Cities that make physical activity a priority, convert existing spaces into active spaces, and design environments for people to be active will create a legacy for physical activity.

Find more resources related to recreation capacity by searching the National Recreation Database