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Author(s):Thompson, Catharine Ward
Author Affiliation:Research Professor, Landscape Architecture OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK
Title:Linking landscape and health: The recurring theme
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Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 99, No. 3-4, March 2011, p. 187-195.
# of Pages:9
Publishing Information:Amsterdam: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Health benefits; History; Human response to environmental features; Landscape values; Psychology of the lawn; Therapeutic values
Abstract/Contents:"This paper traces evidence of the influence of the landscape on peoples health, from ancient times to the present day, noting how access to nature and attractive green spaces has been a recurring theme in descriptions of therapeutic environments and associated healthy lifestyles. It describes how the theme of health in the picturesque debates of eighteenth century England (including such concepts as active curiosity) was taken up and developed in arguments for the nineteenth century urban park movement in England and North America. Recent theories on the mechanisms behind health benefits of nature and access to landscape are compared with claimsmadein the nineteenth century and earlier. The importance of access to the landscape appears to be as relevant as ever in the context of modern urban lifestyles but the need for better evidence and understanding remains."
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Thompson, C. W. 2011. Linking landscape and health: The recurring theme. Landscape Urban Plan. 99(3-4):p. 187-195.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.10.006
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