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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