Wildness and Wellbeing: Nature, Neuroscience and Urban Design

Zoe Myers

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Wildness and Wellbeing explores the dynamic relationships between urban nature and mental health, offering practical strategies for urban design. Mental health is a leading global issue and our urban environments can contribute to conditions such as depression and anxiety. Presenting the latest research, this book explores how neuroscience can offer new perspectives on the crucial role everyday multisensory interactions with nature can have on our mental wellbeing. These insights can help us (un)design our streets, neighbourhoods and cities, allowing nature to be integrated back into our cities. Wildness and Wellbeing is for anyone interested in the connections between urban ecology, health, environmental science, planning, and urban design, helping to create biodiverse cities for mental health.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages153
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-329-923-8
ISBN (Print)978-981-329-922-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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