Henning and associates studied behavior after dark in public spaces lit in different ways. They report that “A field study was conducted to explore user behaviour in two differently illuminated public squares. Observations of the movements and stationary activities of people in the squares were recorded at both squares for the same times of day in the weeks before and after the daylight savings clock change, enabling a comparison of activity in daylight and after dark. 5296 observations were recorded and lighting conditions were captured with HDR-photography and aerial photos.
Place type matters
Both boost wellbeing
Significant effects found
One better for mental health
Van Doesumand colleagues studied how signage and trash can location influence at-park littering.
New research confirms the desirable effects of parks on wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ogletree, Huang, Alberico, Marquet, Floyd, and Hipp identified the amenities parents are most interested in finding in the parks they visit with their children.
The number of people visiting parks has increased during the pandemic, with design-related implications.