Lincoln R. Larson

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Sustainable development efforts in urban areas often focus on understanding and managing factors that influence all aspects of health and wellbeing. Research has shown that public parks and green space provide a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits to urban residents, but few studies have examined the influence of parks on comprehensive(More)
Urban green spaces provide an array of benefits, or ecosystem services, that support our physical, psychological, and social health. In many cases, however, these benefits are not equitably distributed across diverse urban populations. In this paper, we explore relationships between cultural ecosystem services provided by urban green space and the social(More)
Decades of research have documented continuous tension between anthropocentric needs and the environment's capacity to accommodate those needs and support basic human welfare. The way in which society perceives, manages, and ultimately utilizes natural resources can be influenced by underlying environmental ethics, or the moral relationship that humans(More)
Local governments attempting to respond to environmental change face an array of challenges. To better understand policy responses and factors influencing local government capacity to respond to environmental change, we studied three environmental issues affecting rural or peri-urban towns in different regions of New York State: climate change in the(More)
Physical activity of youth in non-urban parks: an observation-based assessment Lincoln R. Larson, Jason W. Whiting, Gary T. Green & J.M. Bowker To cite this article: Lincoln R. Larson, Jason W. Whiting, Gary T. Green & J.M. Bowker (2014) Physical activity of youth in non-urban parks: an observation-based assessment, Leisure/Loisir, 38:3-4, 225-232, DOI:(More)
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