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.
‘The way that we are building is really builder-centric. It’s not human-centric.’
Urban design can affect the depression, anxiety, stress, and well-being of city dwellers.
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.
Can urban design positively affect mental health? Jenny Roe and Layla McCay share relevant findings from their latest book.
The impact of Covid and lockdowns on mental health has raised the importance of urban green spaces.
Although mental illness has been linked to well-being and economic losses, it is one of the most neglected areas of public health.
Cork isn’t in the forefront of women-friendly urban design.
‘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 has focused our attention on how our surroundings can affect our health.
The pandemic stranded us in our local areas and made us pay attention to what neighbourhood features make us feel well.
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.