There’s a powerful connection between our built environment and our mental health, and architects are approaching the design of buildings and cities to better serve people.
Fascination is key to healthy urban living, says researcher
‘The way that we are building is really builder-centric. It’s not human-centric.’
Seven Ways to Make Cities Better for Mental Health
Urban design can affect the depression, anxiety, stress, and well-being of city dwellers.
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.
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.
Landscapes of the Mind
The impact of Covid and lockdowns on mental health has raised the importance of urban green spaces.
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.
How our home by the Lee holds up on restorative cities check list
Cork isn’t in the forefront of women-friendly urban design.
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.
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 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.
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.