That ivy may be destroying the façade of your home, but it’s doing all sorts of good things for your neighbors psychologically.
What connections are there between physical form of neighborhoods and human behavior?
Researchers have completed several interesting studies of restorative environments.
Feeling relaxed in the presence of nature may increase risk for drivers.
The smell of jasmine can reduce anxiety.
Aesthetic assessments of mature forests and young forests differ.
What sort of landscape do people living in the high desert prefer?
heasant and his colleagues have investigated the experience of being in environments that are tranquil, i.e., those that are restorative and “enable us to recover out sense of well being.”
Walking enhances cognitive performance.
A recent study makes a comprehensive assessment of the relationship between neighborhood satisfaction, naturalness, and openness, while another looks at sustainable neighborhood design.