Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health: Designing Mental Health into Cities

"A great deal of work has been done on how urban design can improve physical health: reducing obesity, or lung diseases, for example. But in the proliferation of research and guidelines for the healthy city, mental health is still often an afterthought. This is disappointing because cities affect our mental health, and mental health problems exert huge impact on cities. This creates a vicious circle."

Green, active, pro-social, and safe places can have a positive impact on mental health. And, they can be designed.

More Information: UD/MH
City case study Tokyo: link

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