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Coordinated Land Use Planning Review

Planning for Health, Prosperity, and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2015-2041 (December 2015)

2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit

Workshop Report (Prepared by Suzanne Barrett)

Green City: Why Nature Matters to Health

Green City: Why Nature Matters to Health (An Evidence Review) (Tara Zupancic, Marianne Kingsley, Timothy Jason, Ronald Macfarlane)

Presentation from Medical Officer of Health on Green City: Why Nature Matters to Health (Dr. David McKeown)

Report to Medical Officer on Green City: Why Nature Matters to Health

The impact of green space on heat and air pollution in urban communities - a meta narrative systematic review (Tara Zupancic, Claire Westmacott, Mike Bulthuis)

Sustaining Life: Biodiversity as a Foundation for Human Health and Well-Being (Presentations from workshop delivered at the 2015 Ontario Biodiversity Summit)

EcoHealth Ontario Overview (Suzanne Barrett, EcoHealth Ontario)

Health and Biodiversity: Current Examples (Aryne Sheppard, David Suzuki Foundation)

Biodiversity & Health (Karen Morrison, CoPEH)

Realizing the Health Benefits of Green Spaces in a Changing World Workshop (Presentations and Literature Reviews)

Workshop Report (Prepared by Karen Morrison and Suzanne Barrett)

Introduction (Burkhard Mausberg, Greenbelt Foundation)

What is EcoHealth Ontario? (Mike Puddister, Credit Valley Conservation)

The Natural Environment: Why it Matters to Public Health (Dr. Charles Gardner, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit)

Green Space, Health and Well-Being: A Review (Ronald McFarlane, Toronto Public Health)

Green Space, Air Quality & Heat: A Review (Tara Zupancic, Habitus Research)

Summary of The impact of green space on heat and air pollution in urban communities: a meta-narrative systematic review (David Suzuki Foundation) (Full report here)

Summary of Urban green space, health and well-being: A review (Toronto Public Health)

Background Information 

Healthy Communities • Sustainable Communities (Ontario Professional Planners Institute: Calls to Action and Policy Papers, 2007-2014)

Conservation Authority Programs Contribute to Healthy People (Conservation Ontario, powerpoint presentation, 2014)

Healthy Hikes Challenge (Conservation Ontario, 2014)

The Benefits of Nature: Ontario's Conservation Areas Contribute to Healthy People (Conservation Ontario, 2014)

Healthy Ecosystems - Healthy People (Conservation Ontario web-page, 2014)

A Healthy Dose of Green: A prescription for a healthy population (Trees Ontario, 2012)

A Healthy Dose of Green: Forum Report (Trees Ontario, 2012)

Healthy Communities Depend on Healthy Watersheds (position paper, 2012)