A poll of leading landscape architects indicates a growing interest in outdoor living among residential customers.
Although traffic-calming strategies have been utilized in urban areas, they have not been frequently used in rural areas. Two studies examine interventions to slow cars and increase traffic safety.
When planning healing heathcare outdoor spaces, here are succinct lists of features to include, and features to avoid.
People are happier when looking at trees than inanimate objects, and are happiest when viewing spreading trees.
Two studies in Arizona are providing more information about how homeowners appreciate and use their grass or desert residential landscapes.
Splashes of colored light in the night skies can be pleasant or unpleasant, just as colors and lights can be used effectively in indoor spaces. One recent article discusses use of colored lights outdoors, while a second discusses the use of color and light in hospital spaces.
While certainly lifestyle choices and other factors influence health, urban planners and landscape architects have long espoused the need for interconnected pedestrian networks to promote public health. Greenways are one strategy to create pedestrian connections.
Familiar routes through urban space seem to have longer apparent distances.
People's responses to specific neighborhoods and outdoor areas can vary greatly, and these subjective reactions are often difficult to quantify. A new tool, though, may help.
Nature in and around residential homes can be valued in many ways. Two studies emphasize the value of nature on ameliorating proximity to retail land uses and increasing neighborhood satisfaction.