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What influence does urban design have on human health at the scale of individual buildings and surroundings, neighborhoods, and towns and regions? Laura Jackson (National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, EPA) surveyed the literature.
In today’s urban environments, sound reduction often can make outdoor spaces more comfortable for people. One method is to block sound through dense vegetation to reduce sound spillover.
Health-related behaviors, like many others, can be influenced by the physical environment. This book’s aim is to elucidate the connection.
Anyone who has sought out a choice spot under a tree on a hot day knows that a single tree can create its own microclimate. In small, tree-rich urban parks, the effect can be significant.
Jacobson, Silverstein, and Winslow draw on their experiences as practicing architects to enumerate principles relevant to residential design.
This volume details the many ways in which environmental aesthetics influence human well-being.
In this issue we have three articles that not only explain how to improve learning environments, but do so from three different perspectives.
School and training room environments have a significant influence on student experience. This topic has received a significant amount of attention recently, with several articles and a book exploring how different aspects of the physical environment can enhance learning.
How do “smart” classrooms affect learning? What are the best technological innovations to install in a classroom? With or without technology, what makes a room good for teaching?
When artwork is viewed alongside short descriptions of the painter’s style, viewers perceive an increase in meaningfulness and pleasingness of those paintings.