PaRC (Parks and Recreation Collection) is an Australasian collection of parks, open space and leisure resources. The collection comprises a range of strategies, reports, master plans, guidelines and policies from all levels of government and other sources.

The importance of the 'portfolio of places' - backyards, streets, parks - in meeting human health needs

Parks & Leisure Australia - (VICTAS - Open Space Planners Network Forum): 2020

Wissing, Ross (Author)

Presenter: Ross Wissing, PhD Student, Deakin University who draws on his learnings from his PhD 'portfolio of places', and his presentation includes:
• 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 his 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?
• Case studies on reclaiming streets and gaining new / improved open space.
The session includes Q & As

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Health, fitness and well-being, Infrastructure, facilities and urban environments , Leisure activities, Management and governance, Natural resources and environment, Open space and recreation areas
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The importance of the 'portfolio of places' - backyards, streets, parks - in meeting human health needs (VICTAS - Open Space Planners Network Forum) Presenter: Ross Wissing, PhD Student, Deakin University who draws on his learnings from his PhD 'portfolio

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Webinar: Official Launch of PaRC: Parks and Recreation Collection website


Date: Wednesday 23 June
Time: 11.30am (AEST)
Cost: Free

This online event will mark the transition of an online repository of documentary materials capturing knowledge of parks and leisure in Australasia from its development mode to maintenance.

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