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Seven Ways to Make Cities Better for Mental Health

Urban design can affect the depression, anxiety, stress, and well-being of city dwellers.

Seven Ways to Make Cities Better for Mental Health

A whole new world, urban design approach busts status quo for better mental health

Jenny Roe has imagined an entirely new way to design urban areas for optimal mental health, at a time when people around the world have had to live largely in isolation in the past year and a half because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A whole new world, urban design approach busts status quo for better mental health

Restorative cities: urban design for mental health and social interaction in the COVID-era

Can urban design positively affect mental health? Jenny Roe and Layla McCay share relevant findings from their latest book.

Restorative cities: urban design for mental health and social interaction in the COVID-era

Landscapes of the Mind

The impact of Covid and lockdowns on mental health has raised the importance of urban green spaces.

Landscapes of the Mind

Designing mental health into cities will be essential post COVID-19

Although mental illness has been linked to well-being and economic losses, it is one of the most neglected areas of public health.

Designing mental health into cities will be essential post COVID-19

How our home by the Lee holds up on restorative cities check list

Cork isn’t in the forefront of women-friendly urban design.

How our home by the Lee holds up on restorative cities check list

An Anxious Age Demands More ‘Restorative Cities’

‘Restorative Cities’ argues that smarter city planning can ease the stresses of urban life during the Covid-19 pandemic and boost mental well-being for residents.

An Anxious Age Demands More ‘Restorative Cities’

COVID-19 Shines a Light on Designing Cities for Better Mental Health

COVID-19 has focused our attention on how our surroundings can affect our health.

COVID-19 Shines a Light on Designing Cities for Better Mental Health

Covid has shown us that our neighbourhood could be harming our health

The pandemic stranded us in our local areas and made us pay attention to what neighbourhood features make us feel well.

Covid has shown us that our neighbourhood could be harming our health

How urban design can help Hong Kong overcome the trauma of Covid-19 and social unrest

Many places in the city are now linked to trauma and loss, affecting mental health and the sense of belonging. Urban design can help reverse that.

How urban design can help Hong Kong overcome the trauma of Covid-19 and social unrest

Pokemon Go: a tool to help urban design improve mental health?

The success of Pokemon Go is gigantic and it is good news for health and urban design.

Pokemon Go: a tool to help urban design improve mental health?

U.Va. School of Architecture announces appointment of the first DeShong Professor

The University of Virginia’s School of Architecture is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenny Roe to its faculty as the inaugural Mary Irene DeShong Professor of Design and Health.

U.Va. School of Architecture announces appointment of the first DeShong Professor