Comment on: The Relationship Between Mental Health and Cities

Zijian raises an interesting topic regarding mental health and its association with the city. One characteristic suggested to have a positive impact upon mental health is the increase of green spaces, often referred to as green urbanism. Green urbanism is a vital aspect of sustainable, healthy, liveable cities. Gardens, parks and allotments offer a number…
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The relationship between mental health and cities

Mental health involves our basic working and social abilities. Good mental health enables us to sympathize, recognize, express and regulate our emotions, meet challenges and enjoy life. The World Health Organization (2017) defines mental health as: “Everyone can realize their potential happiness, cope with normal pressures in life, work productively, and be able to serve…
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Urban Design with Mental Well-being in Mind

Tim Townsends lecture on the ways in which Urban Design can influence societies health and well-being provided an interesting insight into the ways into the way attitudes towards this have changed over time. I was most interested in the ways in which historically the relationship between health and place has been much more pronounced. Wendy…
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