This year we focused upon the possibilities of planning and designing living environments that can be exercised and controlled via „green matter“. The code name of this might be GREENERY & LIVING. Cities all over the world are competing to find new ways to introduce nature in the urban setting. This transformation is fueled by the citizens ambition to find feasible ways of countering the increasing artificiality of their cities.
Recent studies found evidence suggesting that urban green spaces, such as parks and gardens, may also improve cognitive development and buffer against the effects of health inequality. And: green spaces provide children with opportunities to develop mental skills such as discovery and creativity; children who were closer to parkland had better memory development and less inattentiveness than other children.
Supervisors: Andres Alver, Veljo Kaasik, Indrek Rünkla
Editor: Merilin Kaup
Estonian Academy of Arts Department of Architecture and Urban Design, 2022
ISBN 978-9916-619-53-7 (trükis)
ISBN 978-9916-619-54-4 (pdf)
The publication was supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.