Innovative Approaches to Researching Landscape and Health: Open Space: People Space 2 [NOOK Book]

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Addressing the ways in which our modern, sedentary lifestyles affect our health, this book addresses both innovative new methods for measuring the relationships between health and environment and proposes future research directions.
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Innovative Approaches to Researching Landscape and Health: Open Space: People Space 2

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Overview

Addressing the ways in which our modern, sedentary lifestyles affect our health, this book addresses both innovative new methods for measuring the relationships between health and environment and proposes future research directions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203853252
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Catharine Ward Thompson is Research Professor of Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh. She is Director of OPENspace based at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt University and directs the College's Landscape Architecture PhD programme.

Peter Aspinall is Associate Director of OPENspace Research Centre and is an environmental psychologist. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University and Emeritus Professor of Vision and Environment at Heriot-Watt University.

Simon Bell is Associate Director of OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh College of Art and a forester and landscape architect. He is also Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Foreword William Bird Preface Catharine Ward Thompson, Simon Bell and Peter Aspinall Introduction Catharine Ward Thompson, Simon Bell and Peter Aspinall Part 1: Affordances in the Landscape: a theoretical approach 1. Affordances and the Perception of Landscape: an inquiry into environmental perception and aesthetics Harry Heft 2. Using Behaviour Mapping to Investigate Healthy Outdoor Environments for Children and Families: conceptual framework, procedures, and applications Robin C Moore and Nilda G Cosco Part 2: Evidence on the Relationship between Landscape and Health 3. Nearby Nature and Human Health: looking at mechanisms and their implications Sjerp de Vries 4. Active Landscapes: the methodological challenges in developing the evidence on urban environments and physical activity Fiona Bull, Billie Giles-Corti and Lisa Wood 5. Using Affordances as a Health-Promoting Tool in a Therapeutic Garden Patrik Grahn, Carina Tenngart Ivarsson, Ulrika K. Stigsdotter and Inga-Lena Bengtsson Part 3: Different perspectives on Methodology 6. Opening Space for Project Pursuit: affordance, restoration and chills Brian R Little 7. On Environmental Preference: applying conjoint analysis to visiting parks and buying houses Peter Aspinall Part 4: Applications in Practice: spatial structure, landscape design and landscape use 8. Feeling Good and Feeling Safe in the Landscape: a ‘syntactic’ approach Ruth Conroy Dalton and Julienne Hanson 9. Landscape Quality and Quality of Life Catharine Ward Thompson Part 5: Conclusions 10. Challenges for Research in Landscape and Heath Simon Bell

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