A Konig-lead team confirms the important links between culture and the experience of place. The researchers report that “The living environment plays a critical role in healthy aging. . . . The aim of this study was to shed light on older adults’ (. . .ages 70+) living situations and their demands on the neighborhood in two countries, the United States . . . and Germany. . . . Differences between countries were more pronounced than differences between age groups or living areas, indicating that cultural influence is a key aspect of needs assessment for neighborhood design. . . .
Age - For example: Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers
Appel-Meulenbroek and colleagues collected information from workers born into different generations to learn more about perceived workplace design-related needs and preferences. The variations they identified were present at the time that their research was conducted and may or may not persist as members of various generations age. The investigators defined Baby Boomers as born from 1946 – 1964, members of Generation X as being born from 1965 – 1979, and Millennials as born 1980 – 1998. Data were obtained from hundreds of Dutch office employees who are members of one of the three generat
Research conducted with children may indicate a way to at least partially compensate for lack of
Making positive life experiences more likely
Age and effects
Trees in schoolyards have again been linked to improved academic performance.
Donovan and colleagues investigated how tree cover and road density influence academic performanc
Flouri and colleagues set out to learn how exposure to nature affects children’s spatial working
Perceptions affect outcomes, again
Significant variations in IEQ satisfaction identified