Action-Based Research for Nature-Led Solutions
Our ambition is to develop and embed fully integrated knowledge, products, services and evaluation tools, from research proof-of-concept to mainstream application. Developing nature-led solutions that can be roll-out across community, industry and government. Central to this is bridging the gap between science and practice and working with nature to strengthen the relationship between people and nature in a manner that creates sustainable wellbeing for both people and planet.
Many disciplines have an academic and professional interest in how people plan, design, engage with and manage outdoor and natural environments. These include health fields (medicine, psychology, physiotherapy), natural environment (philosophy, science, ecological, natural resource management) and built environment (architecture, horticulture, landscape architecture, planning and urban design). Despite these common interests, engagement between such disciplines and working together to achieve mutual goals is often low.
Our research approach aims to address this significant gap by facilitating and enabling cross-sector understanding and applications through research that works alongside industry groups, government, practitioners and the community to provide access to action-based research, evaluation and applied development capability.
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