Joe Clancy, graduate of the landscape course here at UoG, has co-authored the article ‘The Role of Biophilic Design in Landscape Architecture for Health and Well-being’, published in the journal Landscape Architecture Frontiers. The article is Co-authored with Catie Ryan of Terrapin Bright Green, NYC.
The abstract is below, for more detail about the article click here. (To read the article click on the Current Issue tab).
As of 2007, over 50% of the global population is now urban. With more global urbanites, has come increased urbanisation and displacement of green space and natural environments from our urban centres. Biophilic design aims to restore natural stimuli in our built and designed environments to protect, maintain, restore and enhance our physiological, cognitive and psychological connections with the natural world. As part of a wider salutogenic approach to health, biophilic design has the potential to catalyze landscape architecture into playing a central role in public health of urban environments.