A vast literature exploring environmental influences on human health and well-being has provided renewed interest in connecting planning for the built environment with health initiatives. In response, planners and urban designers have been tasked with translating this knowledge into spatial planning and design schemes. Authored by Eco-Health UCD team members Dr Mick Lennon, Dr Owen Douglas and Professor Mark Scott, Urban green space for health and well-being: developing an ‘affordances’ framework for planning and design responds to an identified need for a conceptually-informed framework for green space planning and design for health and well-being. The notion of an ‘affordances star’ is proposed as a means to maximise the functionality and inclusivity of green space for health and well-being. The pre-proof accepted manuscript can be found here.
The Eco-Health Team