Friday, October 23, 2020 - 9:15am to 10:45am
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ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Land Conservation, Human Health and Well-being

Join the International Land Conservation Network for a conversation with Rand Wentworth, President Emeritus, Land Trust Alliance, Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS; Sadiya Muqueeth, Director of Community Health at the Trust for Public Land; and Carles Castell, Head of the Natural Areas Department, Barcelona Provincial Council and President Emeritus, EUROPARC—Spain. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the link between land conservation and public health in a time of crisis: across cities, suburbs, and rural areas, lockdowns and the dangers posed by indoor spaces have dramatically increased visitation to urban green spaces, parks, and other natural areas. People all over the world are seeking safe outdoor places for recreation and relaxation.

This webinar will focus on the role of open space, parks, and protected areas as a critical part of public health infrastructure, offering multiple benefits for physical and mental health. Speakers from the United States and Spain, two of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, will share their perspectives on how land conservation contributes to health and well-being, and the urgency of ensuring equal access to quality green spaces for all.

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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