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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Comment on Designing with Dementia by Voca Han

Voca highlights the importance of considering dementia-friendly design, which will likely only become more prominent within our cities and neighbourhoods, given rise to an ageing population and increased urbanisation (Fitzgerald & Caro, 2014). Voca questions what could we do to improve the life quality for those suffering with dementia. I would like to further explore…
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Designing with dementia

Dementia is a classification of brain diseases, and the incidence increases with age and affects people’s short-term memory frequently, which consequently decrease the ability to live independently (Larson et al, 2013). 1 in 5 people would catch the disease at the age of 80 and nearly half of people in that condition when they come…
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Urban design: health, well-being, flourishing

As we all know, there are many links between health and the built environment. But during the recent decades, the links have not been focused on. The contemporary health issues become more complex and seriously. Health and well-being are different in some factors. WHO (1948) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and…
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