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Urban green space design is challenged by limited knowledge of which attributes and spatial configurations are most likely to support mental well-being. This session explains new environmental psychology research that connects specific physical characteristics (best designs) to aspects of wellness. Wellness parks built by TKF Foundation serve as case studies.
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Appreciate what environmental psychology research brings to the design of urban space for wellbeing.
Understand the meaning of evidence-based design and how to employ it for best effect.
Discover which physical attributes (content & spatial configuration) of a green space design are preferred.
Explore examples of wellness parks built by TKF that exemplify design attributes related to wellbeing.
Marc Berman, The University of Chicago; MaryCarol Hunter, ASLA, University of Michigan; Jay Graham, FASLA, Graham Landscape Architecture
American Society of Landscape Architects