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Wildness and Wellbeing:Nature, Neuroscience andUrban Design

oe Myers’ recent book Wildness and Wellbeing is a catalyst for deeper reflection on the design of public spaces and their impact on mental health and well-being. The book confronts the prevalence of mood disorders in the urban environment. Myers’ thesis explores the role of spatial interventions in fostering “connections with nature,” which she argues is crucial to reducing stress among the urban population. Stemming from an urban design perspective, Wildness and Wellbeing knits together studies from urban ecology, psychology and the

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