The nature experience fairy tale

Urban lifestyle is causing the extinction of our ability to experience nature; Is it possible to create cities that are good for us and good for nature?

By SHIKMA ZAARUR / ZAVIT
December 22, 2016 18:53
Jerusalem’s Sacher Park

Strolling in Jerusalem’s Sacher Park on a sunny day. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Spending time in nature has health benefits and increases our overall well-being, yet of the 7.4 billion people inhabiting Earth, more than half live in cities, separated from nature.

Studies show that people today, particularly children, do not have regular direct contact with nature, and for many, “real nature” is replaced with virtual alternatives.

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