Landscape And Urban Design For Health And Well Being

Author: Gayle Souter-Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317649818
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In this book Gayle Souter-Brown explores the social, economic and environmental benefits of developing greenspace for health and well-being. She examines the evidence behind the positive effects of designed landscapes, and explains effective methods and approaches which can be put into practice by those seeking to reduce costs and add value through outdoor spaces. Using principles from sensory, therapeutic and healing gardens, Souter-Brown focuses on landscape’s ability to affect health, education and economic outcomes. Already valued within healthcare environments, these design guidelines for public and private spaces extend the benefits throughout our towns and cities. Covering design for school grounds to public parks, public housing to gardens for stressed executives, this richly illustrated text builds the case to justify inclusion of a designed outdoor area in project budgets. With case studies from the US, UK, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe, it is an international, inspirational and valuable tool for those interested in landscapes that provide real benefits to their users.

Making Healthy Places

Author: Andrew L. Dannenberg
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610910362
Size: 10.29 MB
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The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments. This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and the health of residents, especially humans. Since then, numerous studies have extended and refined the book's research and reporting. Making Healthy Places offers a fresh and comprehensive look at this vital subject today. There is no other book with the depth, breadth, vision, and accessibility that this book offers. In addition to being of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students in public health and urban planning, it will be essential reading for public health officials, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmentalists, and all those who care about the design of their communities. Like a well-trained doctor, Making Healthy Places presents a diagnosis of--and offers treatment for--problems related to the built environment. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, with contributions from experts in a range of fields, it imparts a wealth of practical information, with an emphasis on demonstrated and promising solutions to commonly occurring problems.

The Routledge Handbook Of Planning For Health And Well Being

Author: Hugh Barton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317542398
Size: 71.55 MB
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Urban planning is deeply implicated in both the planetary crisis of climate change and the personal crises of unhealthy lifestyles. Worldwide health issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability cannot be solved solely by medicines but also by tackling the social, economic and environmental determinants. In a time when unhealthy and unsustainable conditions are being built into the physical fabric of cities, a new awareness and strategy is urgently needed to putting health and well-being at the heart of planning. The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-being authoritatively and comprehensively integrates health into planning, strengthening the hands of those who argue and plan for healthy environments. With contributions from international leaders in the field, the Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-being provides context, philosophy, research, processes, and tools of experienced practitioners through case studies from four continents.

Urban Design

Author: Cliff Moughtin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1856176142
Size: 66.47 MB
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'Urban Design: Health and the Therapeutic Environment' demonstrates how urban design and planning impact on public health and sustainable development. Moughtin et al. explore the concept of what makes a physically and psychologically 'healthy' environment in the context of the paramount need for new homes where living standards are not compromised, in increasingly crowded cities. • Sets out the history and development of the healthy city, from the English spa town to standards of care in Cuba to provide a context for modern urban health development. • Covers a wide range of environmental, ecological, health and epidemiological issues. • Case studies and examples show how health policy and procedure is practically applied to sustainable urban development. 'Urban Design: Health and the Therapeutic Environment' outlines best practice for healthy, sustainable urban design and provides a reference tool for architects, urban designers, landscape architects, health professionals and planners. Emeritus Professor Cliff Moughtin was Professor of Planning in The Queen's University Belfast and The University of Nottingham. He is author of a number of books including the series of five Urban Design titles for Architectural Press. Kate McMahon Moughtin is a psychotherapist. She is author of Focused Therapy for Organisations and Individuals. She is interested in how literature and environmental infl uences contribute to wellbeing. Paola Signoretta is a human geographer. She is a senior research associate in the Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University. She is interested in the geographies of health, deprivation and social and financial exclusion. * As a new text in the established Urban Design series, Health and the Therapeutic Environment will allow students and practitioners to expand their knowledge gained from other series books and follow Moughtin's established methodology for exploring issues of health and sustainable development. * UK case material shows how theory of design is put into practice, allowing readers to apply the principles of urban design to real life examples. * Theoretical underpinning of urban design practice allows the reader to gain a complete knowledge base.

Therapeutic Gardens

Author: Daniel Winterbottom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694424
Size: 53.56 MB
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Landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom and occupational therapist Amy Wagenfeld combine years of experience to provide a practical resource for professionals

Healing Gardens

Author: Clare Cooper Marcus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471192039
Size: 16.99 MB
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Healing Gardens celebrates renewed interest in nature as a catalyst for healing and renewal by examining the different therapeutic benefits of healing gardens and offering essential design guidance from experts in the field. Generously supplemented with photographs, site plans, anecdotes, and more, Healing Gardens is a practical guide for landscape architects and others involved in creating and maintaining medical facilities, and useful reference for those responsible for patient care.

Urban Design Health And The Therapeutic Environment

Author: Paola Signoretta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136433708
Size: 49.72 MB
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'Urban Design: Health and the Therapeutic Environment' demonstrates how urban design and planning impact on public health and sustainable development. Moughtin et al. explore the concept of what makes a physically and psychologically ‘healthy’ environment in the context of the paramount need for new homes where living standards are not compromised, in increasingly crowded cities. • Sets out the history and development of the healthy city, from the English spa town to standards of care in Cuba to provide a context for modern urban health development. • Covers a wide range of environmental, ecological, health and epidemiological issues. • Case studies and examples show how health policy and procedure is practically applied to sustainable urban development. 'Urban Design: Health and the Therapeutic Environment' outlines best practice for healthy, sustainable urban design and provides a reference tool for architects, urban designers, landscape architects, health professionals and planners. Emeritus Professor Cliff Moughtin was Professor of Planning in The Queen’s University Belfast and The University of Nottingham. He is author of a number of books including the series of five Urban Design titles for Architectural Press. Kate McMahon Moughtin is a psychotherapist. She is author of Focused Therapy for Organisations and Individuals. She is interested in how literature and environmental infl uences contribute to wellbeing. Paola Signoretta is a human geographer. She is a senior research associate in the Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University. She is interested in the geographies of health, deprivation and social and financial exclusion.

Design With Microclimate

Author: Robert D. Brown
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597269891
Size: 80.10 MB
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Robert Brown helps us see that a "thermally comfortable microclimate" is the very foundation of well-designed and well-used outdoor places. Brown argues that as we try to minimize human-induced changes to the climate and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels-as some areas become warmer, some cooler, some wetter, and some drier, and all become more expensive to regulate-good microclimate design will become increasingly important. In the future, according to Brown, all designers will need to understand climatic issues and be able to respond to their challenges. Brown describes the effects that climate has on outdoor spaces-using vivid illustrations and examples-while providing practical tools that can be used in everyday design practice. The heart of the book is Brown's own design process, as he provides useful guidelines that lead designers clearly through the complexity of climate data, precedents, site assessment, microclimate modification, communication, design, and evaluation. Brown strikes an ideal balance of technical information, anecdotes, examples, and illustrations to keep the book engaging and accessible. His emphasis throughout is on creating microclimates that attend to the comfort, health, and well-being of people, animals, and plants. Design with Microclimate is a vital resource for students and practitioners in landscape architecture, architecture, planning, and urban design.