Advertisement

Nature Contact, Health, and the Built Environment

  • Jerry SmithEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Enjoying the great outdoors has been a natural pastime for as long as people have considered it ‘recreation’. But before the late Nineteenth Century, being outdoors was a way of life. We worked the land, got our food from the land, and built communities around agricultural centers or waterways. In fact, being inside and away from the elements was often considered a respite. But life as we now know it does not exist like that anymore – at least not in Twenty-first Century America.

Keywords

Indoor Environmental Quality Brainwave Activity Agricultural Center Design Industry Social Science Community 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Aspinall P, Mavros P, Coyne R, Roe J (n.d) Br J Sports Med. doi:  10.1136/bjsports-2012-091877
  2. Ulrich R, Zimring C, Quan X, Joseph A, Choudhary R. The Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century. The Center for Health Design, 2004.Google Scholar
  3. Vincent E. Healing Landscapes Research. Healthcare Design Magazine, 2011.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SMITH|GreenHealth Consulting, LLCColumbusUSA

Personalised recommendations