Urban green space for health and well-being: developing an 'affordances' framework for planning and design

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Title: Urban green space for health and well-being: developing an 'affordances' framework for planning and design
Authors: Lennon, Mick
Douglas, Owen
Scott, Mark J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8518
Date: 19-Jun-2017
Abstract: A vast literature exploring environmental influences on human health and well-being has provided renewed interest in connecting planning for the built environment with health initiatives. In response, planners and urban designers have been tasked with translating this knowledge into spatial planning and design schemes. This paper responds to an identified need for a conceptually-informed framework for green space planning and design for health and well-being that moves beyond attribute-descriptive studies. The notion of an 'affordances star' is proposed as a means to maximise the functionality and inclusivity of green space for health and well-being.
Funding Details: Environmental Protection Agency
Health Service Executive
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright (published version): 2017 Taylor and Francis
Keywords: Planning and design;Green space;Health;Well-being;Affordances;Conceptual framework
DOI: 10.1080/13574809.2017.1336058
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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