It's no secret that access to nature improves health—mentally and physically. This conversation is becoming more mainstream—community leaders, innovative thinkers and inspired citizens are starting to take notice: nearby nature is a critical part of a healthier, more productive urban society.
At the TKF Foundation, we love this momentum. It’s shedding light on something we’ve known—and seen transform communities—for over two decades.
Our approach is unique—we blend design, science and nature to create meaningful, open, green spaces in urban communities. These are intimate, publicly accessible spaces—often small, sometimes even unremarkable—purpose-built to align with the community’s culture, needs and current frameworks. And the results have been profound.
We’ve seen communities unite, pride restored, hope renewed—all sparking a ripple effect of improved health and urban cohesion that’s value (PDF) can hardly be overstated.