Developing pleasurable spaces for oldsters
Age - For example: Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers
Meredith and colleagues investigated the mental health consequences of college students spending time in nature. They determined via a literature review that “when contrasted with equal durations spent in urbanized settings, as little as 10 min of sitting or walking in a diverse array of natural settings significantly and positively impacted defined psychological and physiological markers of mental well-being for college-aged individuals.”
Van Liempd, Oudgenoeg-Paz, and Leseman studied links between childcare center design and kids’ (aged 6 months to 6 years old) behavior. They reviewed published studies related to the design of indoor play areas at center-based early childhood care and education spaces, learning that “children of 2–3 years of age felt more free to move further away from the caregiver if the room was divided in open zones so that they could keep eye-contact with the caregiver. . . . such a spatial arrangement apparently . .
Children, adults, and associations
Self-Control, nature connections
Astell-Burt and Feng linked the mental and physical health of city-dwelling people over 45 years
Our attitudes towards nature evolve over our lives.
What do children think is important at pediatric hospitals?
Benita, Bansal, and Tuncer set out to learn more about the emotions people feel in public spaces.
Places where children feel safe