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ELA Mid-Atlantic Conference: Winterthur
November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Examining Nature as Medicine:
Designing Landscapes that Improve Quality of Life and the Human Psyche
This conference explores the intersection of ecological landscape design and its effect on human beings. Sometimes referred to as Social Landscape Design or Ecological Psychology, emerging research is taking a closer look at the interaction of people and landscapes. Join ELA on November 15th for leading-edge research, compelling case studies, and practical strategies to consider in your future designs.
In both urban and suburban locales, rising health concerns have prompted research on how the human body changes when introduced to planned landscapes. Compelling conclusions point to the benefits of evaluating the intersections between specific elements in ecological landscapes and human health, specifically in the context of urban, public spaces.
As an ecosystem of people, nature, and infrastructure, the built landscape can become a prescription to improve human health.
This landscape trend in urban social-ecology is a design imperative to create gardens informed by nature in order to improve the environment, benefit human health, and develop cities that are resilient, healthy, sustainable, and livable.