Elizabeth Renton
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  • Houston, TX
  • United States
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landscape architect at Asakura Robinson Co.
Houston Children and Nature Coalition
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.

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At 10:05pm on February 2, 2010, Ann Corcoran said…
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!
At 6:40pm on October 2, 2009, Meghan Cox Mick said…
Hey Elizabeth,
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.
At 8:52pm on September 15, 2009, amy pertschuk said…
Yes Yes -- of course we want to include title, org/agency/bio. I'll have the elves work on the site tonight and send a notice to all asking for additional profile info.
At 12:02pm on September 15, 2009, Ken Finch said…
My pleasure, Elizabeth! Sounds like you have a great situation in Houston; I'll look forward to hearing more about your success there in the years to come!
At 11:45am on September 14, 2009, Jennifer Garrett Herrera said…
I will get some pictures tomorrow and upload them. Talk with you soon.

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