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Stress in the city

A topic that motivates our project to a large extent is stress in the city. First, it seemed more like a feeling than certainty that there is a need for refuge from the intensity of urban life that is not necessarily cared for. 580 more words

Urban Studies

Health-promoting places: A salutogenic approach

In this post, we are going into the health-related aspect of Urban Sanctuaries. As we think of those as being places that promote mental and physical health, Antonovski’s salutogenic model fits very well as a theory that connects health promotion with social theory. 1,221 more words

Urban Studies

What hurts, what helps, what heals: the Built Environment and mental health.

With respect to  Mental Health Awareness Week,  Erin Newton’s excellent article in UD/MH (Urban Design / Mental Health) caught my attention. Erin notes that the built environment can create and maintain risk factors for mental illness by stripping away protective factors for good mental health, for example through: 299 more words

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Design thinking at work

Design thinking offers better ways of working by revealing creative options for moving forward.

Active learning (vs. passive learning) is a mindful approach to leveraging everyday on-job experience. 110 more words

Design Thinking

RESTORE: REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

After a number of years discussing, bidding, meetings in Italy and skype calls across Europe we finally launch our four year RESTORE* Cost Action CA16114 programme, exploring restorative sustainability, in Brussels this Thursday 9th March. 366 more words

Sustainability

Evolution of Positive Health

I just uploaded a video to my YouTube page (below) that reviews how I see the evolution of positive health. Within this video I describe how the concepts of wellness and salutogenesis are related. 30 more words