Interaction with nature has quantifiable positive effects on stress, fatigue, and even academic performance. This session discusses the latest research at the intersection of neuroscience and landscape architecture and how these studies make a case for the integration of landscape in environments for schoolchildren, the elderly, and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn about the specific effects landscape has on brain activity and overall well-being, and methods of measurement. 2. Understand the special implications of this research for environments for children, teenagers, and the elderly. 3. Identify strategies to integrate cutting-edge research to add value to projects, particularly schools and parks. 4. Discuss how partnerships can be formed between the academy and practices to implement and advance this research.
Sara Carr, Assoc. ASLA; Jennifer Roe; William Sullivan, ASLA; Edie Zusman;
American Society of Landscape Architects