Stressed, by design
Support Mental Restoration/Ease Stress
Findings that prevent crowding
Build in exploration
Quantifying the effects of applying basic principles
Having parks near workplaces where employees can walk for 15 minutes at lunchtime can be good for business—and so can creating an at-work space where people can do relaxation exercises. A Sianola-lead team reports that “park walk . . . and relaxation . . . groups were asked to complete a 15-min exercise during their lunch break on 10 consecutive working days. Afternoon well-being. . . [was] assessed twice a week before, during, and after the intervention, altogether for 5 weeks. . . . park walks at lunchtime were related to better concentration and less fatigue in the afternoon. . . .
Wyles and her colleagues found that not all natural environments are equally restorative.
Living near a forest is good for our brains.
The National Research Council of Canada, Construction Division, has released a new edition of the
Niedermeier, Einwanger, Hartl, and Kopp studied how people respond to time in nature.
Lewis and her team researched personal space invasions in airplanes.