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What role does access to green space—and the act of creating and caring for such places—play in promoting social health and well-being, especially for those suffering through traumatic events?
Keith Tidball asserts that creating and accessing green spaces confers resilience and recovery in systems disrupted by conflict or disaster. Tidball is the co-editor of Greening in the Red Zone, a volume that provides evidence for this assertion through cases studies from Afghanistan, Soweto, New Orleans, Kenya, Cameroon, Cyprus, and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Tidball is Senior Extension Associate in Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources, where he serves as Associate Director of the Civic Ecology Lab and Program Leader for the Nature and Human Security Program. He also is State Coordinator for the New York Extension Disaster Education Network. His research focuses on interactions between humans and nature in the context of disasters and war and how these interactions are related to a system`s ability to bounce back after disturbance.

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