Health & Well being in Urban Design

Urban design has became more and more important in recent years, thus turns out a lot of theories of urban design and in all of these theories, there is always one issue that every designer will discuss about which are health and well being. So in this blog, the writer is going to discuss some…
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Comment on: Compact Form: The Battle Against The Car by Tommy Sheriff

In his blog, “Compact Form: The Battle Against The Car”,  Tommy reflects upon the car-oriented design of many modern cities and how we ought to go about creating new infrastructure for sustainable transport, phasing the car out of cities with a particular focus on density and urban form. I agree with Tommy in his post…
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Mental Health and Urban Design: Anxiety and Depression

In recent years, poor Mental Health as an issue has received an increase in publicity and awareness. The World Health Organisation defines Mental Health as: “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able…
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Comment on Runyu Zhang’s post ‘Urban design: health, well-being, flourishing’

  Runyu’s blog talked about there are many links between health and the built environment. She cited a phrase from WHO (1948) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being” (Abraham, 2016) She explained that Well-being offers a de-medicalized concept of health (Dodge, 2012), and landscape can promote feelings of health…
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AN EXPLORATION OF URBAN DESIGN HEALTH, WELL-BEING, FLOURISHING

This lecture talks about the connection between urban aspects and the health and well-being of the inhabitants in such areas. The lecture starts with the discussion of the historical development of knowledge on the connection between health and environment. The lecture considers the contemporary issues of health such as the population caused by cars and…
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Inactive and Active Lifestyles

Urban design principally focuses on people. Therefore, we look after the mental, physical and social well-being of individuals. The physical environment looks at both, the space and place quality. These in turn, impact our social behaviour and interaction with others (Barton et al, 2010). Inspired by ‘Urban Design Health, Wellbeing, Flourishing’ by Timothy Townshend. I…
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