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Space to flourish: wellbeing and the built environment

Coady Schaebitz, S. (2016) Space to flourish: wellbeing and the built environment. Invited Presentation presented to: Thinking Space Seminars, Kettering, Northants, 11 March 2016. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Presentation)
Abstract: In public debates as well as in professional circles there is an increased emphasis on promoting health and wellbeing through the built environment. This goes hand in hand with a strong critique of how we have been planning and building our dwellings, work places, towns and cities in the past, particularly in the more recent past. Often the focus is on green spaces and the ability to exercise, on physical fitness and alleviating clinical conditions like obesity or heart disease. In addition questions are being asked of how the built environment can promote social and mental health and wellbeing. My talk explores and reflects on a number of approaches and initiatives regarding architecture and urban design which could - if taken seriously – will enrich our lives and contribute to our overall wellbeing.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography > GF51 Environmental influences on humans
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT165.5 City planning
Creators: Coady Schaebitz, Sabine
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment
Date: 11 March 2016
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: Thinking Space Seminars
Event Dates: 11 March 2016
Event Location: Kettering, Northants
Event Type: Other
Language: English
Status: Unpublished

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