Design for Wellbeing

Design for Wellbeing

What is wellbeing and how can we design to promote it? More than the absence of illness or discomfort, wellbeing is shorthand for happiness, self-actualization, and holistic health. These outcomes are directly influenced by the physical and social spaces of our daily lives.

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The social and health impacts of the built environments where we live, work, travel and play are significant and largely within our control. We know from environmental epidemiology that a person's mental and physical wellness is impacted by their daily surroundings as much, if not more, than by their genetic makeup. In this corner of the CCD, we are invested in gathering resources and perspectives from community experts, designers, planners, strategists, and researchers to develop better integration of holistic, healthy, and pro-social wellbeing strategies through conscious design.

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The social and health impacts of the built environments where we live, work, travel and play are significant and largely within our control. We know from environmental epidemiology that a person's mental and physical wellness is impacted by their daily surroundings as much, if not more, than by their genetic makeup. In this corner of the CCD, we are invested in gathering resources and perspectives from community experts, designers, planners, strategists, and researchers to develop better integration of holistic, healthy, and pro-social wellbeing strategies through conscious design.

Natasha Reid
Talya Landau
Robin Mazumder
Amna Azeem
David A. Navarrete Maciel
Elizabeth Kostina
Urszula Kuczma
Natalia Olszewska
Maighdlyn Hadley
Itai Palti
Grace Marie Roebuck

Contributors

Urszula Kuczma

Itai Palti

Natalia Olszewska

Elizabeth Kostina

Steve Coe

What are the inherent challenges and rewards of a recovery-oriented approach to supportive housing?

David A. Navarrete Maciel
Bill Witherspoon

How can architects, designers and facility planners mitigate the deleterious impact of isolated spaces on occupants?

Shaun Andrews

How will human-centric design and neuroscience transform the field of urban planning?