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  • CLM workshop in Singapore

    CLM workshop in Singapore

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    19-20 February 2024, in Singapore took place first hand-on workshop on the practical application of the Contemplative Landscape Model, led by Dr Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo and organized by National Parks Board. “From Theory to Practice with Contemplative Landscape Model” workshop included lectures, interactive landscape walks, expert evaluation exercises as well as the hands-on CLM design exercise. Read MoreRead More »
  • Nature, mental health, and equity.  Highlights from the kick-off meeting of the GreenME project

    Nature, mental health, and equity. Highlights from the kick-off meeting of the GreenME project

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    The GreenME project will study how exposure to nature can be integrated in healthcare systems to treat and improve mental health for all. It officially launched its ambitious initiative at the Kick-off meeting held in Barcelona from January 29th to 31st, 2024. Hosted by the Open University of Catalunya (UOC) and coordinated by the Universitat Read MoreRead More »
  • CLM field session in Singapore – How to recognize Contemplative Landscape features in the park

    CLM field session in Singapore – How to recognize Contemplative Landscape features in the park

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    On 6.10.2023 upon the National Parks Board (NParks Singapore) request, Dr Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo conducted the onsite consultation and training for the NParks designers and officers regarding the use of the Contemplative Landscape Model (CLM). NParks is currently rolling out the CLM in their parks and actively using this evidence-based tool [read more here]. We’re hoping Read MoreRead More »
  • Urban Solutions and Sustainability R&D Congress 2023, Singapore

    Urban Solutions and Sustainability R&D Congress 2023, Singapore

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    Date: 4 - 5 October (Wed & Thu), 2023 Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre   The Congress was divided into several breakout sessions, out of which this specific one dedicated to mental health and well-being promotion through contact with urban nature. Below are the descriptions of speakers and talks. Among them our own Dr Read MoreRead More »
  • Launch of GreenME project – Press Release

    Launch of GreenME project – Press Release

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    Press release 01 GreenME   September 2023  Launch of the GreenME project; redefining mental health equity through nature-based therapies  Barcelona, 14.09.2023 - The GreenME project has officially launched its mission to redefine mental healthcare through nature-based therapies. The project, which commenced in September 2023 and is set to run until August 2027, is poised to Read MoreRead More »
  • NeuroLandscape a part of GreenME – the Horizon EU Funded Project!

    NeuroLandscape a part of GreenME – the Horizon EU Funded Project!

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    NeuroLandscape is delighted to announce its participation in the consortium selected for the prestigious Horizon Europe GreenME project  with a budget of nearly 6M euro. This collaboration presents an exciting opportunity to advance our mission of integrating nature-based solutions into urban environments for enhanced well-being and sustainable living. Led by Universita Autonoma de Barcelona, the Read MoreRead More »
  • “Neuroscience for Designing Green Spaces: Contemplative Landscapes” – A Revolutionary Book

    “Neuroscience for Designing Green Spaces: Contemplative Landscapes” – A Revolutionary Book

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    Experience the power of "Neuroscience for Designing Green Spaces: Contemplative Landscapes" - a revolutionary book by Dr. Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo. This comprehensive guide was released on May 30, 2023. It revolutionizes landscape design through an innovative approach rooted in neuroscience.   Unveiling Contemplative Landscape Design Delve into the concept of Contemplative Landscape Design, meticulously crafted over Read MoreRead More »
  • What A.I. says about Contemplative Landscape Model?

    What A.I. says about Contemplative Landscape Model?

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    It is fascinating how artificial intelligence can provide us with a third-person's view of our field of expertise. It is like having another expert summarising our work from an objective standpoint, making it more approachable for anybody. We recently asked ChatGPT about the Contemplative Landscape Model and its usability for professionals and how its benefits Read MoreRead More »
  • Biodiversity and its Links to Human Health

    Biodiversity and its Links to Human Health

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    ASEAN Workshop on Biodiversity and its Links to Human Health in an Urban Context and Capacity Building on Therapeutic Horticulture as an Example of the Links, 23-24 November 2022, Singapore   https://youtu.be/T-uVdJFOWVYRead More »
  • Presentation at the International Conference for Environment and Human Health | HK

    Presentation at the International Conference for Environment and Human Health | HK

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    18 of August 2022 10:40 AM Hong Kong Time (GMT+8) *online Dr Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo to present "Neuroscience for Designing Urban Green Spaces: Contemplative Landscape Exposure for Mental Health" at the  International Conference for Environment and Human Health hosted by Research Centre for Environment and Human Health in Hong Kong. https://youtu.be/GZObrp0q9i4Read More »
  • Zielone miasta a prawo do zdrowia i zdrowia psychicznego | Webinar in Poland

    Zielone miasta a prawo do zdrowia i zdrowia psychicznego | Webinar in Poland

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    On June 1, 2022, a meeting with Dr. Agnieszka Guizzo was held on the relationship between green spaces in the city and mental health. The webinar covered topics such as the impact of the living environment on health and mental health; how the right to mental health can be violated by bad design decisions; ways Read MoreRead More »
  • Floriade Challenge 🌿‘The Green Escape’

    Floriade Challenge 🌿‘The Green Escape’

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    Floriade Challenge 🌿‘The Green Escape’🌿 took place at Aeres Hogeschool Almere and Floriade Expo 2022. 25 young professionals accepted the challenge of Almere 2.0 and the Gemeente Almere to develop an innovative concept for greening an important 🏃🏻 slow-traffic route 🚴🏻 in the centre of Almere. May 20th: Location:            Floriade MASTERCLASS: 14.45-16.00 u 14.15-14.45        IT check 14.30-14.45       Online walk-in 14.45-14.47       Welcome Read MoreRead More »
  • 1st in-person NeuroLandscape Workshop | Korthi-Greece | 7-9 May 2022

    1st in-person NeuroLandscape Workshop | Korthi-Greece | 7-9 May 2022

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    The first, in-person scientific meeting of NeuroLandscape Team, titled "Natural and Cultural Heritage for Healthier and More Sustainable Urban Realms" took place among beautiful landscapes of the Greek island of Andros, hosted at the local Korthi Town Hall.  The program of a 3-day event included: SATURDAY (7.05.2022) Time Presentation title - Speaker (Affiliation) Language 11:15 Read MoreRead More »
  • ICT Solutions for Healthcare | Webinar | 21 October 2021

    ICT Solutions for Healthcare | Webinar | 21 October 2021

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    XIII International Congress of the Spanish Association of Bioethics and Medical Ethics (AEBI) The Organizing Committee and the Spanish Association of Bioethics and Medical Ethics (AEBI) organized the thirteenth edition of the AEBI International Congress that hosted several focused events, including the webinar on ICT solutions for Healthcare. In it our NeuroLandscape VR tool called Read MoreRead More »
  • Innovate 4 Cities 2021 | UN Habitat Conference

    Innovate 4 Cities 2021 | UN Habitat Conference

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    Tuesday 12 October at 15:45 CEST. Dr. Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo has presented her insights at the session 5H: Green spaces for healthier cities, which was fully recorded and available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df16SGuCO1w The Conference, co-hosted by #UNHabitat and #Mayors4Climate, brings together innovative research and science to help cities tackle #ClimateChange challenges. The global five-day virtual #I4C Conference covering #Science and #Innovation partnerships driving inclusive, resilient, and climate-neutral #cities, runned Read MoreRead More »
  • Circular Green Cities at the Floriade Expo 2021

    Circular Green Cities at the Floriade Expo 2021

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    Experts talks were a part of the Sustainability day at the FoodForum and gave a lot of fruit for thought on how we can work towards more #circular cities (Vojtech Vosecky), nature inclusive urban developments such as #pampus #Almere (Paola Huijding & Ingrid Zeegers) and on a street-level scale by #RewildingSteppingStones (Gideon Spanjar) and the value for human well-being by Dr Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo. The event was Read MoreRead More »
  • ASEAN Workshop on Biodiversity and its Linkages to Human Health

    ASEAN Workshop on Biodiversity and its Linkages to Human Health

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    27 September 2021  at 2:30 PM Singapore The connections between biodiversity, mental health and physical inactivity are particularly relevant in the context of shifting global burden of diseases in which non-communicable diseases are among the most rapidly rising challenge to global public health. Contact with nature may provide positive mental health benefits, as well as Read MoreRead More »
  • World Sustainability Forum Speech on Community-led Greenspace |13-15 September 2021

    World Sustainability Forum Speech on Community-led Greenspace |13-15 September 2021

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    On Monday 13th September at 11:00 CEST Dr Diana Benjumea Meija presented her research on "The Spatial and Social Components of Community-led Green Spaces and its Contribution to the Health and Wellbeing of Low-income Communities" at the 9th World Sustainability Forum In the last decade, there has been a surge in projects initiated by urban Read MoreRead More »
  • EKLIPSE project outcomes: Systematic Review, Podcast, WHO Booklet

    EKLIPSE project outcomes: Systematic Review, Podcast, WHO Booklet

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    For several years, papers have been published about the positive impact of greenness on health, including some synthesis and systematic reviews. Yet, none of them has so far addressed the question of the type of habitats and components of such habitats that have a significant (and preferably positive) effect on mental health and psychological well-being. Read MoreRead More »
  • Mental Health in Slums – the Case of Bangladesh Among Other Developing Countries

    Mental Health in Slums – the Case of Bangladesh Among Other Developing Countries

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    The share of the world’s population living in urban areas has been predicted to increase from 55% in 2018 to 60% in 2030 (UN, 2018). Every year people move to the urban areas from villages for various reasons. If we try to see this urban-rural migration under the push-pull model, push factors from rural end Read MoreRead More »
  • Neuro-architecture to promote well-being | MAB 2020 Symposium

    Neuro-architecture to promote well-being | MAB 2020 Symposium

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    JULY 1, 2021 16:30 – 18:00 (CEST) Neuro-architecture transmits knowledge and technologies from the field of neuroscience into the professions of spatial design, aimed to get better-informed design solutions to promote human and non-human well-being in our public spaces. We kick off with the key findings of our 2-year research project Sensing Streetscapes, followed by Read MoreRead More »
  • Urban Land Institute/Health Leaders Network

    Urban Land Institute/Health Leaders Network

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    In early 2021 our Board Member and Lead researcher Dr Diana Benjumea was selected to join a prestigious  Health Leaders Network initiated by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Health Leaders Network is a platform aimed at sharing knowledge and ideas with health leaders across continents. It gathers professionals across the globe with the skills and Read MoreRead More »
  • How can VR improve mental health

    How can VR improve mental health

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    Eascape, a new VR relaxation app created by neuroscientists and landscape architects, makes it possible to benefit from the healing power of nature without leaving home. The test version of the app has just been launched, as the whole world deals with the consequences of coronavirus waves and lockdowns. It is not a coincidence. In Read MoreRead More »
  • EDRA52 Conference Presentation | Just Environments

    EDRA52 Conference Presentation | Just Environments

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      Speech presented at the 25th Environmental Design Research Association 25th Conference in the panel "Green Resilience and Behaviour" by Nazwa Tahsin. Part of the Research Program "Nature Connection and Mental Health of Communities". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwGBP0sscNo&t=24s https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.edra.org/resource/resmgr/edra52/subpages/edra52_-_program_book.pdfRead More »
  • Simply Green is Simply not Enough – a Prelude to Mentally Healthy Cities

    Simply Green is Simply not Enough – a Prelude to Mentally Healthy Cities

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    The fast-paced urbanization and disconnection of people from nature and the current series of lockdowns, contribute to an increasing burden of mental health disease in cities. Researchers have estimated that it is 39% more likely to develop depression when living in urbanized areas as compared to rural regions [source]. Other mental illnesses and neurodegenerative disorders Read MoreRead More »

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