The importance of green spaces to meet human needs

Parks & Leisure Australia Free Webinar

1 hour recorded presentation including Q & A session

Ross Wissing provides an exciting overview on his learnings from his PhD ‘portfolio of places’, work with The Connective and Macquarie University’s outdoor national survey. This presentation explores:

  • The relationship between public health and public parks.
  • The relationship between human health and ecological health, and how intelligent planning and design can achieve both.
  • The importance of the ‘portfolio of places’ (private backyards, local streets, local parks) in meeting human health needs.
  • A summary of PhD findings from 2017 research.
  • Results from a National Survey outlining how people have used their ‘portfolio of places’ during the pandemic, and how this has influenced mental and physical health, with the focus on public parks and streetscapes.
  • What do the trends tell us, and how can this be used to better plan for, and design, existing and new parks and streets?
  • Applications of design including work from The Connective
  • Case studies on reclaiming streets and gaining new / improved open space. 

Ross Wissing: Ross is a landscape planning, design and management professional with over 25-years of experience in delivering integrated sustainable solutions in the green and grey infrastructure sectors across the public, private and academic domains. Ross’s work with The Connective and Macqaurie University continues to research the human and ecological health benefits of nature.