Fattorini, S., Gabriel, R., Arroz, A.M., Amorim, I.R., Borges, P.A.V. & Cafaro, P. (2017) Children preferences for less diverse green spaces do not disprove biophilia.PNAS - Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 114(35), E7215. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1711505114 (IF2017 9,504; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Hand et al. (1) make a most useful contribution to the debate on the role of urban greenspaces in providing well-being benefits for children. Their discussion of the increasing disconnection between people and nature as a result of urbanization is valuable in a context of a nonsustainable humanity. However, we challenge their claim that “Children’s use of different urban habitats and their selection of habitats based on relative use and availability did not conform to the biophilia hypothesis” (1).