Researchers have been investigating event-places, "which make powerful linkages between physical and social phenomena."
Promote Social Behavior/Support Diversity
Grass and trees in outdoor spaces were shown to increase the use and social activity in outdoor places.
Environmental designers have only recently focused on the therapeutic effects of the outdoor environment upon those with Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study provides new insights for those who are trying to meet the challenges of improving the quality of life for those affected by this devastating disease.
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.
The physical features of the indoor work environment are closely linked to human behaviors such as creativity, teamwork, and leadership.
Although much is known about park-user demographics, this research investigates visitors by determining their underlying motivations.
A well-designed space can please many people—sometimes even those for whom the design was not originally created. This is the case for the 4-H children’s garden at Michigan State University.