Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being: Using Healing, Sensory and Therapeutic Gardens, Souter-Brown, G. Routledge Press, London, New York and Toronto. August 2014. Available locally from libraries, academic bookstores and online book sellers.
"Both comprehensive and informative, this publication adds immeasurably to the growing interest in the health-giving properties of green space to enhance livable, sustainable cities...
...It is refreshing to see coverage not just of the health benefits of urban green space but how interventions - large and small - provide social and economic benefits to communities. This is a rare, inclusive approach to thinking about how green nature can support us in our homes, neighbourhoods, schools, workplaces and healthcare facilities...
...This book is a rich and welcome addition to the debate." - Clare Cooper Marcus, Co Author of Therapeutic Landscapes in Design and Health Magazine, (see pg 70 for full review).
"... You will not find a more comprehensive, informative, and well-researched compendium of healing, sensory, and therapeutic gardens, with real-life examples and case studies, written with a tangible passion for the subject. This book, containing answers to all your questions, is a definite must have!..." - Marta Ratajszczak, Landscape Architects Network (click the link for the full review)
Acclaimed US author of Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle and 5 other titles, Richard Louv, has this to say about it:
"A good, practical blueprint for creating urban spaces that offer health through nature." - Richard Louv, journalist, author and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network.
The Chief Executive of the NZ Institute of Architects has this to say:
"Presenting greenspace as a human lifeline, this is an excellent and accessible read for the practitioner and students alike. Concepts of architecture, design, sustainability and well being are blended with whole of life costing approaches to make the case for a supportive urban environment in which individuals, families, communities and business can thrive." - Teena Hale Pennington, CEO New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)
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