Health promoting effects of enclosure of urban public open spaces: through behavioral studies in Hong Kong

Citation data:

The Universitas 21 International Graduate Research Conference: Sustainable Cities for the Future

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
http://repository.vtc.edu.hk/thei-fac-de-sp/107
Author(s):
Shi, Shulin
Publisher(s):
VTC Institutional Repository
Tags:
Cognition and Perception; Urban, Community and Regional Planning
conference paper description
This paper introduces the research for the author's PhD degree, which is focusing on the potential health promotions of urban public open spaces on their users in Hong Kong. Based on the theories of attention restoration and stress recovery, as well as methods broadly applied in studies of environmental perception and behavior, a pilot study has been conducted. It has preliminarily revealed that the extent and manner of enclosure of public open spaces could influence people's perception and behavior, and may further impact on their health.