Nature Essential to Counteract Modern Life

Richard Louv says we're drowning in a "sea of circuitry" and in desperate need to reconnect with greenery and nature in our living spaces to sooth our souls.

Neal Peirce considers Louv's proposals for bringing green spaces into cities:

"He suggests replacing our cities' thousands of redundant shopping centers with 'eco-villages' that include parks with native vegetation and connections to wildlife corridors. And that we celebrate and expand the nation's growing wave of urban agriculture, now sprouting in greenhouses and backyards, on rooftops and balconies. Plus the start of farm operations in abandonment-hit cities such as Detroit."

Pierce also looks at the new book Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability/.

Full Story: ‘Greenscaping’ for Health


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