USING SCIENCE TO CREATE A HEALTHY LIVING ENVIRONMENT

We are a non-profit research group/ NGO that brings together landscape architecture, neuroscience and computer science to advance the knowledge on the relationship between human health and the environment, and improve the quality of life in urbanized areas.

Years of research brought us to the understanding that the quality of our daily exposure to the living environment have a real impact on our mental health and well-being. We want to uncover the complex mechanisms of these phenomena and share them with the wide international audience of academics, designers, decision makers and urban communities.

The space designed around us can be healing, destructive, or completely neutral to our health. Choosing contemplative landscape exposures benefits well-being and improves quality of life, especially in urban environments.
It is not just a passing trend. It is science!

Our goal is to advance the knowledge in evidence-based space design and promote it through various actions.
Below are three research programs that we currently focus on.

A.I. for Mentally Healthy Cities

Urban environments consist of countless numbers of images that humans perceive. These images shape the quality of exposures and ultimately add up to build a construct of places in our minds ...

Neuroscience & Evidence-Based Design

The quality of lifelong exposure to certain views, and landscapes can improve, deteriorate our mental health and well-being. According to the existing consensus among the exposure to nature can improve the overall health and quality of life...

Nature Connection & Mental Health of Communities

Urbanization in developing societies is growing very fast and is mostly associated with growing informal settlement issues, with high prevalence of stress , violence and inequality....

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