Urban Planning, Neurosciences and Contemplation for improving well-being in our cities

@inproceedings{Olszewska2014UrbanPN,
  title={Urban Planning, Neurosciences and Contemplation for improving well-being in our cities},
  author={Agnieszka Olszewska and Paulo Farinha Marques and Fernando Pires Barbosa},
  year={2014}
}
This paper presents the results of a pilot experiment which is a part of research attempting to prove that specific space-design strategies can induce contemplative states, as indexed by neurophysiologic measures of mindfulness. This study establishes an important dialogue between artistic and scientific disciplines: landscape architecture, urban studies, neurosciences and traditions of meditation, for finding methods that will enable improvement of well-being in cities by urban green open… CONTINUE READING

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