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When it's hot in the city, let green spaces cool you down!

WHAT ARE URBAN GREEN SPACES?

Urban green spaces (UGS)  enhance quality of life and overall wellbeing.

‘Green spaces’  include urban vegetation, encompassing parks, gardens, yards, urban forests and urban farms – a vegetated form of open space.

UGS are easily adaptable, cost-effective and offer a plethora of advantages: from improving air quality, reducing temperatures, providing recreational opportunitiesenhancing neighbourhood livability and adding aesthetic appeal to cities.

Urban Green City

Imagine cities that are not apart from nature—but a part of nature.

Cities where people and nature both thrive; truly flourishing communities where green space is seen as critical urban infrastructure that effectively addresses some of cities’ biggest challenges.

After the Shofar

UN Environment Program

Australian Conservation Foundation

Why are Green Spaces Important?

Renewable energy – powering a safer future

Caulfield Bicycle Lanes

Peer Pressure and Fitting In

 

When your mates pressure you to do or go along with something you don’t like, it’s a form of peer pressure. Click this link for tips and info to help you out in these tricky situations.

The Science Why People Follow the Crowd

Why do people follow the crowd? The Bandwagon Effect

Being Different. Thinking Differently.

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Britannica

Suggested search terms: "Geneva Convention" (Treatment of prisoners of war), "Edward Dunlop"

Individual Freedoms and Human Rights

Rule of Law: Checks and Balances

Australia's Democracy Explained

Human Rights: Individual Freedoms

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