Wildness in urban parks important for human well-being

A new study led by the University of Washington has found that not all forms of nature are created equal when considering benefits to people’s well-being. Experiencing wildness, specifically, is particularly important for physical and mental health, according to the study published Jan. 29 in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. Elizabeth Lev, a graduate student in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and Peter Kahn, a UW professor of environmental and forest sciences and psychology, and Nature and Health Steering Committee member were cited.

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