Landscape and Human Health
Work Group Leaders:
Prof Chun-Yen Chang, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University | firstname.lastname@example.org
Po-Ju Chang, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University | email@example.com
People spend lots of time indoors and tend to be and unfamiliar with nature, which reduces causing to contact with green landscapes. From studies in “landscape and health”, researchers asked questions to fill the gap between theories and practical design in landscape and human health. Key questions include action plans to enhance interactions with the landsacpe, and understanding benefits, by creating greens and vivid environment that reduce stress, increase productivity, and enhances good emotion responses. This can involve intelligent technologies, such as wearable device, biofeedback, brain scans etc., among approaches to be considered by the Work Group.
In the past three years, Professor Chang has been a member of the APRU SCL Steering committee and leading the Working Group on Landscape and Human Health. The Working Group will continue to discuss the core concept about the landscape and human health under two aspects: ‘Evidence’ and ‘Application’, such as healthy (psychological and physiological) indicators, updating technological device in landscape research, built environment and landscape type analysis, therapeutic landscape planning and design, friendly environment for elders, healthy green infrastructures, healthy evidence-based design process.
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
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