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Urban Nature

Street installations and online maps that provide opportunities for city dwellers to reconnect with nature.

How do we realign ourselves more closely with natural systems? For those living in cities modern life and everyday busy-ness can make us forget our interconnectedness with nature. UrbanNature provides moments that disrupt everyday life in urban spaces by revealing the hidden nature that flourishes around us. Street installations prompt people to "look up" for a change and see those things they might normally miss: birds nesting, an ivy-covered wall, the pathway of natural stream. An interactive map lets you find the best way to encounter this hidden nature – whether you're on your way to work, walking the dog, or looking for something for the family to do on the weekend. You can also add your own hidden treasures and share your journeys with others.

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Team Dirty Minds: growing new ideas

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