FRI-B10: Urban Green Space and Mental Well-being: Evidence-Based Design

Registration Eligibility
ASLA Online Learning opportunities are open to all. ASLA members may purchase this presentation at a reduced rate.
Start Date
02/02/2018
End Date
02/01/2020
Description
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.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
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.
Instructors
Marc Berman, The University of Chicago; MaryCarol Hunter, ASLA, University of Michigan; Jay Graham, FASLA, Graham Landscape Architecture
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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