Wellington, New Zealand/Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara, Aotearoa: Nature and well-being: renaturing the places we live Friday, 930am-4pm NZ time. Hashtag: #NWSymposium21
58:50 Catherine Knight: Pandemic and lock down experience proved to be the best case study demonstrating the importance of what I call neighborhood nature
Sessions 2 and 3
This ambitious symposium explored “how to incorporate more nature in and around the places we live to achieve better health and well-being, improved ecological and environmental outcomes, and to contribute to climate change mitigation.”
As the first of its kind on the topic of nature and well-being, the symposium “reached across the spheres of ecology, planning, human health, landscape architecture, and policy.”
- Will anyone be live tweeting the event and/or taking collective notes?
- Is anyone reporting / blogging / vlogging about the symposium?
- Will the video be available on-demand after the event?
Questions for Catherine: Is there overlap between ‘neighborhood nature’ and ‘radical localism’? The pandemic made us all superaware of our immediate surroundings. How do we maintain this awareness?
Vicky Robertson: We are sewing a new pattern.
Meihana Durie: What do we do together to increase the vitality of these spaces?
Catherine Knight: Catherine Knight: Pandemic and lock down experience proved to be the best case study demonstrating the importance of what I call neighborhood nature (58:50)
Danielle Shanahan: Hands up. What is your minimum dose of nature you need to feel well again?
? People were visiting parks as much for their mental wellbeing as well as recreation.
Daniel Hikuroa: Who has a river they were strongly connected to in childhood? Who would you speak to?
Ministry for the Environment Te Pūrengi Leadership team – @mfe_news
Catherine Knight – envirohistorynz.com – @envirohistorynz
thelentilintervention.org – podcast – @ben_eitel
richardlouv.com – Nature-Deficit Disorder?
Attention restoration theory
Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka
Net positive interactions with the natural world
Whanaungatanga = relationships
Raranga Matihiko = Digital Weaving
Spending time in nature has always been important, but now it’s an essential part of coping with the pandemic