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Sir David Attenborough Supporting Outdoor Spaces for Schools

As schools are facing increasing pressures to take on more and more pupils, and for those that already have restricted space, the prospect of taking on more pupils is a complex issue to tackle.  This is currently affecting outdoor spaces in schools across England and has the potential to affect those across the UK.

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Looked After Children and the Natural Environment Briefing Paper

Learning Through Landscapes (LTL) has recently launched its Briefing Paper, Looked After Children and the Natural Environment. The paper discusses the benefits of spending time outdoors on the physical and mental wellbeing of looked after children and explores the impacts this might have.

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Designing Streets Publish Two ‘Street Detail’ Case Studies

The Designing Streets policy for street design in Scotland has had two case studies added to its online toolbox on the Creating Places website. The two examples use the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village and Wauchope Square, Craigmillar sites to show good practice on the technical ‘street detail’ aspects of implementing Designing Streets.

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A Practice Guide to Greenspace Design for Health and Well-Being

The Forestry Commission have published a practice guide for Greenspace Design for Health and Well-Being. It follows consistent messages from research that point towards the positive relationship between greenspace and general health, and how healthcare facilities would logically benefit from this relationship.

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CSGN Local Authorities Chosen to Roll Out Stalled Spaces Project

Seven local authorities are to receive funding as part of the Stalled Spaces Scotland programme it was announced today.  The Legacy 2014 programme Stalled Spaces Scotland led by Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS), is aimed at supporting local authorities and communities to bring underused green spaces, stalled developments sites, vacant and derelict land back in to temporary use for the benefit of local communities.

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