The Transformative Power of Public Green Spaces

The past few months have forced us to take a deeper look at our own personal health, as well as the health of our society. With tensions running high from the COVID-19 pandemic, the healing power of nature and green space is an outlet that can provide release and mental clarity. AGNR assistant professor of Landscape Architecture, Naomi Sachs, takes this concept seriously and strives to show the many societal and health benefits of well-maintained and well-designed green spaces, especially in urban settings where “nature” may be harder to come by. Read more about NatureRx@UMD, a JPB Fellow Jennifer Roberts’s initiative.