Different initiatives undertaken by the urban authorities can contribute to the improvement of urban dweller’s contact with nature and the nature exposure
- Leaving unmowed areas in the urban green spaces, for developing a small ecosystems for flora & fauna, (urban meadows)
- Promoting the spontaneous habitat creation
- Leaving the fallen leaves on the ground for the winter (improves conditions of the soil)
These actions, (or rather withdrawing from action) not only improve the urban ecosystems functioning, but also can save some money in the local budget. Most importantly however from our point of view, they improve the sense of connectedness of people with urban nature, by making the changing seasons noticeable, and more pronounced, enabling the observation of the life phases of the plant and ultimately contemplation of the continuous life cycles.
These three postulate were included in an open letter to the Major of Warsaw, Poland by the local community and proffessionals, and will contribute to the Greenery Council (Zarzad Zieleni) activities, (see the campaign here ). Because of the postulates are strongly aligned with the NeuroLandscape’s vision of the city, we support this action, and look forward to positive changes on city lawns!