Type

Journal Article

Authors

Mark J. Scott
Owen Douglas
Mick Lennon

Subjects

Architecture

Topics
urban planning and design green space well being health conceptual framework affordances planning and design urban health

Urban green space for health and well-being: developing an 'affordances' framework for planning and design (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.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy

Full list of authors on original publication

Mark J. Scott, Owen Douglas, Mick Lennon

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Mark J. Scott
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 20
 
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Owen Douglas
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 6
 
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Mick Lennon
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 33