Thank you to Rachel Buxton, Carleton University, for providing this post.
Restoring and protecting biodiversity in urban areas offers an opportunity for an enormous number of people to connect with nature and improve their health and wellbeing. At the same time, these nature-based interventions can provide environmental benefits and push for social equity. These interventions include a range of strategies, from community gardening to park restoration to land-based healing.
Dr. Buxton’s team at Carleton University invites those with expertise in and/or knowledge of nature-based interventions to complete a survey to assess the outcomes and knowledge gaps of nature-based interventions in Canadian cities. The results from this survey and the long-term goal of their research will be to help improve the outcomes of nature-based interventions (to learn more, visit Equitable Cities for Healthy People and Nature). The identified nature-based interventions will be featured in an online map, unless you indicate you would not like them to be shared. The knowledge gaps identified will be discussed at a workshop and published in the supplementary material of the resulting publication.
The survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete. However, the survey can take as long as you choose, and they welcome all levels of involvement.
All information you provide will be anonymized. This research has been cleared by Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (CUREB-B Clearance # 115849). If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the REB chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B by e-mail ([email protected]).
If you have any questions about this research project or would like to recommend other survey participants, please get in touch: [email protected] or 343-777-4325.
Complete the survey here.
The deadline for contributing to this survey is August 16, 2021.
Dr. Rachel Buxton and the Equitable cities team thank you for your contribution!