Papers and proceedings: 



Olszewska-Guizzo, A., Sia, A., Fogel, A., & Ho, R. (2020). Can Exposure to Certain Urban Green Spaces Trigger Frontal Alpha Asymmetry in the Brain?—Preliminary Findings from a Passive Task EEG Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health17(2), 394. [link]


Andreucci, M. B., Russo, A., & Olszewska-Guizzo, A. (2019). Designing Urban Green Blue Infrastructure for Mental Health and Elderly WellbeingSustainability11(22), 6425.[link]


Bil, J., Labuz-Roszak, B., Gorczyca P. (2018) Interactions between neurology and architecture – creating the built environment and its impact on the brain.  Archives of Medical Science 10/2018;, DOI:10.5114/aoms.2018.79142 [link]

Olszewska-Guizzo, A.A., Escoffier, N., Chan, J., Tan, P.Y. (2018) Window View and the Brain: Effects of Floor Level and Green Cover on the Alpha and Beta Rhythms in a Passive Exposure EEG Experiment. IJERPH. 15(11),  2358 [link]

Olszewska-Guizzo, A. A., Paiva, T. O., & Barbosa, F. (2018). Effects of 3D Contemplative Landscape Videos on Brain Activity in a Passive Exposure EEG ExperimentFrontiers in psychiatry 9.  [link]

Andreucci M. B., Livoreil B., Olszewska-Guizzo A.A., de Vries S., Lammel A., Russo A., O’brien L., Davies Z., Glanville J., Keune H., Marselle M.R., Remmen R., Wood H. (2018) Assessing Relevant Knowledge Related to the Types and Characteristics of Urban Green & Blue Spaces Having a Significant Impact on Human Mental health and Well-being, Healthy landscapes | UNISCAPE International Conference, Bologna, Italy (6-8 June, 2018).

Olszewska, A. A., Marques, P. F., Ryan, R. L., & Barbosa, F. (2018). What makes a landscape contemplative?. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 45(1), 7-25.[link]


Olszewska, A. A. Marques, P.F. 2016. Contemplative Greenways Design forthe Health and Well-Being of City Inhabitants, in: Jombach, S, Valánszki, I.,Filep-Kovács, K., Fábos, J. Gy., Ryan, R.L., Lindhult, M.S., Kollányi, L. (Eds.)2016: Greenways and Landscapes in Change – Proceedings of 5th FábosConference on Landscape and Greenway Planning (Budapest, 30 June,2016), pp. 425-432 [link]

Navickas, L., Olszewska, A., & Mantadelis, T. (2016, June). CLASS: Contemplative landscape automated scoring system. In Control and Automation (MED), 2016 24th Mediterranean Conference on (pp. 1180-1185). IEEE. [link]

Olszewska, A. A., Bil, J. S. 2016. Therapeutic garden design for patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Space & Form, (25/1), 259-270. [link]

Bil, J. S. (2016). Stigma and architecture of mental health facilitiesThe British Journal of Psychiatry208(5), 499-500.[link]


Olszewska, A. A., Marques, F. P. & Barbosa, F., (2015) Enhancing Urban Landscapes with Neuroscience Tools. Lessons from the Human Brain, CITYGREEN, Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology: Singapore, 11, 60 – 65. [link]


Olszewska, A. A., Marques, F. P. & Barbosa, F., (February, 2014) Urban Planning, Neurosciences and Contemplation for improving well-being in our cities, Architectural Research Centers Consortium Journal. [link]

Bil, J. (2014). Evidence Based Design for contemporary healthcare facilitiesSpace & Form22(1), 69-80.


Olszewska, A. A., Marques, P. F., & Barbosa, F. 2013. Landscape Architecture and Neuroscience: The New Meaning of Contemplative Landscapes, International Conference Spaces and Flows – Urban and ExtraUrban Studies , Amsterdam/ Netherlands, 22-23.11.2013


Books and appearances:

"Honorary Mention in Urban Health" Award winning poster presented at a 16th International Conference of Urban Health that took place between 5th and 8th November 2019 in Xiamen, China titled:  "Effects of passive exposure to green urban landscape on the brain: preliminary results". It presents the preliminary findings related to the frontal alpha asymmetry (FAA) occuring in the brain of participants exposed to the therapeutic garden with high contemplative scores; lower FAA pattern in other green spaces and reverse Faa pattern in the generic urban street environment. These are preliminary results from 22 participants. Further data collection is still ongoing

Poster presented at a 16th International Conference of Urban Health that took place between 5th and 8th November 2019 in Xiamen, China.  The poster presents the findings of the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on Which types of urban and suburban blue spaces and which characteristics of such spaces have a significant impact on human mental health and well-being. It describes all steps undertaken by EEWG and discuss the most important outcomes of our work. Ways to promote the mental health and well-being of people living in urban areas will be discussed, along with information on how nature-based solutions can be used to successfully address the challenges facing an ever-urbanizing world.

XSection is a cross between a journal and a book - with a goal to capture the space between practice, research, and popular interest so that ideas in Landscape Architecture become more accessible to practice and the public.  XSection 2018: Special Edition Generations features creative work, projects, and articles from engaged with the opportunities and challenges of our future environments - and the ongoing changes faced by each successive generation.

NeuroLandscape has contributed one chapter "Generations of Urban Green for Health", which can be found under this link.

This is the book published as an output from "Biophilic Town Framework" project carried out at the National University of Singapore and lead by Prof Tan Puay Yok. Dr Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo contributed to the book with some remarks considering the design for health and wellbeing in the high-density urban contexts, namely to the chapters "Sense of Place" and "Aesthetic Values".

Nature, Place & People Forging Connections through Neighbourhood Landscape Design (eds: Tan, P.Y., Hwang Y.H, Liao, K.H.& Chua V.) World Scientific, Singapore. [link to full book]

As we are trying to share the knowledge for free, most of the links lead to the open-access (free of charge) versions that can be easily viewed and downloaded. In the case of paid access  please contact us at to receive your free copy!