THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS
Presented to the

by
Paul Allison
October 24th 2013
© 2013
Goals of this session:
Goals of this session:
1.Expand awareness of the health
values of parks and green spaces.
Goals of this session:
1.Expand awareness of the health
values of parks and green spaces.
2. Explore ways to promote these...
Goals of this session:
1.Expand awareness of the health
values of parks and green spaces.
2. Explore ways to promote these...
You Are Very Special People!
YOU make a difference to:
YOU make a difference to:

• The Economic Value of Public Space
YOU make a difference to:

• The Economic Value of Public Space
• The Biodiversity of Nature
YOU make a difference to:

• The Economic Value of Public Space
• The Biodiversity of Nature
• The Health and Wellness of ...
“There is nothing more profitable in
our lives than communing with nature.
Human beings are originally members
of nature, t...
“Healing is a matter of time
it is also a matter of opportunity”
- Hippocrates
340 BC
LONELINESS
LONELINESS
DEPRESSION
LONELINESS
DEPRESSION
BOREDOM
“I have been in the hospital quite a bit in my life and with the
pain it is hard to stay positive. In a room filled with tu...
- RJH Emergency Nurse
“The gardens have
become an important
part of patient care
and provides a place
for patients, families
and staff to sit qu...
“A park in the East end of
London would probably
diminish the annual deaths
by several thousands, prevent
many years of si...
“I shall never forget the rapture
of fever patients over a bunch of
bright-coloured flowers.
I remember (in my own case) a
...
“It is one great purpose of the
Park to supply to the hundreds
of thousands of tired workers,
who have no opportunity to
s...
1. What is your name?
2. Where are you from?
3. Do you have a story of the
restorative qualities of nature?
Group Workshop
(50 minutes total)
Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper.
Each table brainsto...
Group Workshop
(50 minutes total)
Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper.
Each table brainsto...
Group Workshop
(50 minutes total)
Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper.
Each table brainsto...
Group Workshop
(50 minutes total)
Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper.
Each table brainsto...
Group Workshop
(50 minutes total)
Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper.
Each table brainsto...
http://benefitshub.ca
Parks don’t create themselves
– people sow their seeds, and
people keep them alive.
Developing a park system
and sustainin...
http://loveparksweek.org.uk
THANK YOU KINDLY!
THANK YOU KINDLY!
APPLAUSE
THANK YOU KINDLY!
APPLAUSE………………….MORE PLEASE!
THANK YOU KINDLY!
APPLAUSE………………….MORE PLEASE!

Please contact:

paulcallison@shaw.ca
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS  -  ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE
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THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS - ARPA IFPRA 2013 CONFERENCE

  1. 1. THE HEALTH VALUES OF PARKS Presented to the by Paul Allison October 24th 2013 © 2013
  2. 2. Goals of this session:
  3. 3. Goals of this session: 1.Expand awareness of the health values of parks and green spaces.
  4. 4. Goals of this session: 1.Expand awareness of the health values of parks and green spaces. 2. Explore ways to promote these values.
  5. 5. Goals of this session: 1.Expand awareness of the health values of parks and green spaces. 2. Explore ways to promote these values. 3. Inspire and provide resources.
  6. 6. You Are Very Special People!
  7. 7. YOU make a difference to:
  8. 8. YOU make a difference to: • The Economic Value of Public Space
  9. 9. YOU make a difference to: • The Economic Value of Public Space • The Biodiversity of Nature
  10. 10. YOU make a difference to: • The Economic Value of Public Space • The Biodiversity of Nature • The Health and Wellness of People
  11. 11. “There is nothing more profitable in our lives than communing with nature. Human beings are originally members of nature, therefore it is after we blend ourselves with nature that we are able to feel the joy of living”. -Tomitaro Makino 1936
  12. 12. “Healing is a matter of time it is also a matter of opportunity” - Hippocrates 340 BC
  13. 13. LONELINESS
  14. 14. LONELINESS DEPRESSION
  15. 15. LONELINESS DEPRESSION BOREDOM
  16. 16. “I have been in the hospital quite a bit in my life and with the pain it is hard to stay positive. In a room filled with tubes, electronic equipment and all the testing it is very easy to become depressed. After gaining the strength to get around myself I started to visit the Dr. Inazo Nitobe garden. I have been to the other spots available around the hospital, but I am drawn to the garden. I sit there as long as I am allowed. First week about 1 to 2 hours a day, then 2 to 5 hours every day”. - Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient
  17. 17. - RJH Emergency Nurse
  18. 18. “The gardens have become an important part of patient care and provides a place for patients, families and staff to sit quietly, enjoy the beauty, and reflect”. Vancouver Island Health Authority Board General Meeting Minutes of May 31, 2006
  19. 19. “A park in the East end of London would probably diminish the annual deaths by several thousands, prevent many years of sickness, and add several years to the lives of the entire population”. - Timothy H Lister 1839
  20. 20. “I shall never forget the rapture of fever patients over a bunch of bright-coloured flowers. I remember (in my own case) a nosegay of wild flowers being sent me, and from that moment recovery becoming more rapid”. - Florence Nightingale 1859
  21. 21. “It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God’s handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month of two in the White Mountains, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances”. - Frederick Law Olmsted 1866
  22. 22. 1. What is your name? 2. Where are you from? 3. Do you have a story of the restorative qualities of nature?
  23. 23. Group Workshop (50 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper. Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions:
  24. 24. Group Workshop (50 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper. Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions: Q1. What are the health values of parks and green spaces? (10 minutes)
  25. 25. Group Workshop (50 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper. Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions: Q1. What are the health values of parks and green spaces? (10 minutes) Q2. How can we utilize the idea of health values to protect and develop parks and green spaces? (10 minutes)
  26. 26. Group Workshop (50 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper. Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions: Q1. What are the health values of parks and green spaces? (10 minutes) Q2. How can we utilize the idea of health values to protect and develop parks and green spaces? (10 minutes) Q3. What kind of actions are you going to take? (10 minutes)
  27. 27. Group Workshop (50 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper. Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions: Q1. What are the health values of parks and green spaces? (10 minutes) Q2. How can we utilize the idea of health values to protect and develop parks and green spaces? (10 minutes) Q3. What kind of actions are you going to take? (10 minutes) Group report back by spokespersons. (4 minutes per group)
  28. 28. http://benefitshub.ca
  29. 29. Parks don’t create themselves – people sow their seeds, and people keep them alive. Developing a park system and sustaining it requires numerous political skills, including coalition building, publicizing, advocating, fundraising, partnering, speaking and listening.
  30. 30. http://loveparksweek.org.uk
  31. 31. THANK YOU KINDLY!
  32. 32. THANK YOU KINDLY! APPLAUSE
  33. 33. THANK YOU KINDLY! APPLAUSE………………….MORE PLEASE!
  34. 34. THANK YOU KINDLY! APPLAUSE………………….MORE PLEASE! Please contact: paulcallison@shaw.ca

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