Appropriately designed gardens should be considered as an alternative to home air conditioning.
The amount of natural vegetation, or greenness, in a neighborhood would logically seem to be equally linked to both perceived physical and mental health, but this is not the case.
Mead and his colleagues assessed factors that encourage stair use.
Preferred urban water features have consistent attributes.
The U.S. National Park Service is aware and responsive to the sound levels experienced by park visitors.
Trash cans can be redesigned to reduce littering.
Seveal recent articles investigate the relationship between the design of the external environment and human well-being.
Regular visitors inaccurately estimate urban forest crowding.
More people than ever are turning to the country’s national forests for recreation, and they’re bumping into each other—philosophically, if not literally.
Designers’ focus on creating experiences for users is relatively new.