Elizabeth Renton is a landscape architect with Asakura Robinson Company in Houston, Texas. As a designer of outdoor spaces, Elizabeth has a passion for incorporating natural elements in children’s outdoor environments. She is currently engaged in a variety of public projects which will facilitate ‘nature play’, including several public and private schools as well as regional parks. Elizabeth is also co-founder of the Houston Children and Nature Coalition, a collaborative effort of Houston organizations dedicated to promoting the benefits of nature in children’s lives. Founded in July 2009, the HCNC is poised to tackle nature deficit disorder through a variety of educational campaigns, family-oriented activities, and demonstration projects.
Thanks, Elizabeth. It would be tough, I guess, to find hard data re longitudinal research, bec this trend toward children NOT in nature is a phenomenon mostly within one generation, which has not come fully into adulthood. It seems common sense. Thanks for the link to C&NN research!
My business name is From the Ground Up. Website is
Check in on Sunday and it should be updated with pictures from our pilot project!
Thanks. I love having this forum to share with others, especially since I couldn't make it to the Grassroots gathering.