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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Comment to “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being” (in Urban Environment) by Laura Ovideo Matos

I’m passionate about the theme of Health in Urban Design, and would like to take the opportunity to thank you, Laura, for a fascinating post ‘Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being‘. The built environment, at all scales, from buildings to whole cities, affects the quality of life, Health and Well-being (Elizabeth, B., et al;…
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Comment to “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being” by Laura Ovideo Matos

Thank you, Laura, for making a post in “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being”. I found it interesting when you discussed about the physical environment because it has a strong relationship to the well-being of a human. As our Professor Tim Townsend discussed, well-being focuses on the psychological side, such as Hedonic meaning…
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Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being

On the lecture presented by professor Tim Townshend on “Salutogenic Cities” were discussed the determinants of health and well-being in neighbourhoods, and how cities got affected when planning became all about the economy and car-focused design. It is known that where we live, and that environment’s conditions can affect our health. According to the Commission…
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