Category: Relevance

From the Tassie bush to Mijn Park Amsterdam!

I grew up in the Tasmanian ‘bush’. There I never thought twice about the importance of green spaces and being outside for people’s physical and mental health – I pretty much lived outside, climbed trees and walked barefoot. You couldn’t see another house from ours, only forest, paddocks, hills! Now I live on the third floor in Amsterdam. Sometimes I miss the bush – mostly not. But, I do want my two daughters to find the ‘outside-life’ normal. That they learn to climb trees and that it feels so good to walk with bare feet! Thankfully we live in Buitenveldert and have at least more [...]

Extended by one month!

We need more people - so we are giving you another month to let us hear from you! You now have till the end of September to download the app and take part. I would like to thank the people who have already contributed with the Mijn Park app. We have already collected alot of information from you, but... we would really love more people to take part - only then can we have a good picture of how people use and experience the Rembrandtpark. I want to explain to you why it is important that many people take part. If we look at the graph about satisfaction we see that most people indicate they are more [...]


I often have to try to explain the relevance of my research-topic to friends and family, and sometimes this is difficult. This is partially because I am definitely not a ‘pitcher’ and can usually explain myself better in written words. However, I know that for some people written explanations are also not ideal so I have attempted to visualise what my research is useful for. I made an infographic that explains the Mijn Park app and the relevance of my research. I showed the first iteration of this infographic to my partner, but he did not understand it, so with his help I de-scientized it and more [...]

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