A Design Guideline for Public Urban Greenspace to Foster Stress Reduction

dc.contributor.advisorLandman, Karen
dc.contributor.authorDeJong, Everett
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-18T14:30:00Z
dc.date.available2023-05-18T14:30:00Z
dc.date.copyright2023-05
dc.date.created2023-05-15
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.programmeLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractResearch has demonstrated that human wellness is influenced by both nature and nurture. The inherent DNA structure of an individual is determined by nature, but the experience of life stresses can continuously modify one's genetic composition. The emerging field of epigenetics explores how stress hormones affect human cells, where histone proteins regulate gene expression by adjusting their levels. The goal of this thesis is to develop a guideline for landscape architects to design public urban greenspaces that contribute to stress reduction. The research methods included a conceptual literature review and an assessment of the resulting guidelines by key evaluators who have professional experience in the field of health and design. The conceptual review led to a structured design approach. This research expands the knowledge of landscape design by highlighting how urban greenspace can contribute to health benefits.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27628
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
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dc.subjectEpigeneticsen_US
dc.subjectHuman healthen_US
dc.subjectHuman wellnessen_US
dc.subjectLandscape architecten_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectSalutogenesisen_US
dc.titleA Design Guideline for Public Urban Greenspace to Foster Stress Reductionen_US
dc.typeThesisen
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