This is an interview with three members of EKLIPSE project talking about the latest Expert Group meeting in London which brought us closer to the final output of a project related to answering the question on which types and components of urban green and blue spaces have significant influence on human mental health and well-being.
Research has proven that time alone in outdoor nature is beneficial for our mental and physical health. One of the Contemplative Landscape characteristics is the “sense of solitude” that one can experience when immersed in the landscape.
Yet, the urban high stress pace of life “enjoyed” by many across the globe makes finding such a spot difficult. While it is common for cities to increase their foliage, it is often hard to measure how effective their efforts are.
However, here at NeuroLandscape, our research allows up to strive further in incorporate nature into our own everyday surroundings. Creating a seamless experience that can be enjoyed by all who inhabit the same space.
You can also assess the link from here: https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2018/6/9/-spending-time-alone-in-nature-is-good-for-your-mental-and-emotional-health
Urban landscape surrounding most of us nowadays, offers more than just the face value that we see. Urban ecosystem services are presenting terrific potentials for the growing communities. Landscape design for health and well-being goes hand in hand with the design for fresh produce and urban farming opportunities.
There is plenty evidence to show this dynamics. In this TED talk, we show an example from Detroit, Devita Davison from FOODLAB Detroit brings viewers on a 12 min tour on how the city's weakness can become its future. We are so into discovering such transformative opportunities!
The right balance of surrounding vegetation is a key to a restorative experience the VR study confirms.
Design for compatibility in the landscape setting is also one of the Contemplative Landscape Features and feeling of vegetation should be somewhere in the middle of wild and tamed.
Article can be found here
The lovely video about Park Prescriptions program in USA. Such programs are emerging also in other countries like in UK and Singapore.
Park Prescription programs are designed to strengthen the connection between healthcare, parks, and public lands to improve the physical and mental health of individuals and communities. Learn more about Park Prescription programs and Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area by attending Park Prescription Day on Sunday, April 23 – a nationwide celebration!#ParkRx #HPHPBayArea
Posted by Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area on Thursday, 6 April 2017