Landscape Architecture Frontiers, Higher Education Press
Joe CLANCY,Catie RYAN. The Role of Biophilic Design in Landscape Architecture for Health and Well-being[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2015, 3(1): 54-61.
Written in English and Chinese
Joe Clancy, Pegasus Planning Group
Catie Ryan, Terrapin Bright Green
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.
This article was written for Landscape Architecture Frontiers issue on Urban Environment and Public Health.