Neuroscience for Designing Green Spaces, Contemplative Landscapes

Friday 29 September 2023 - 12:30 to 13:30

Online. Free to attend

We are very pleased Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo agreed to talk to us about her book: ‘Neuroscience for Designing Green Spaces, Contemplative Landscapes’.

Landscape architects, urban planners, students, land managers and anyone interested in unlocking the healing power of landscapes will find inspiration here.

Design strategies for creating healthier urban environments are what our cities so sorely need. Urban parks and gardens are where people go to reconnect with nature and destress. But do they all provide the same benefits, or are some better than others? What specific attributes set some green spaces apart? If so, how do we use this evidence to guide the design of mentally healthy cities?

The Contemplative Landscape Model unveils the path to answer these questions.

Agnieszka is a landscape architect and neuroscience researcher.  She has conducted inter-disciplinary research at the University of Porto, Portugal, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA, and the National University of Singapore. She is a co-founder and lead researcher at NeuroLandscape NGO and a fellow of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health.


Here is the link to her publication: