Raising the Quality of Life Through the Therapeutic Urban and Architectural Landscape
Keywords:Urban and architectural landscape, urban pathology, mental and physical health, resilience planning, urban metabolism
Resilient Planning of the Therapeutic Landscape, involves the integrated balance between natural and anthropogenic elements. Emphasis is placed on the spatial aesthetic and functionality, through the relationship between social, economic and cultural elements. Taking into account the pressures of modern society and the poor degree of adaptability to the social environment, the Therapeutic Landscape development responds to these needs, intending to improve the quality of life, of the physical and mental health. Starting from the history of the restorative gardens, the typologies of “healing” green spaces, definitions of scientific terms and ideas in the field of urban development, the Resilient Landscape and the Therapeutic Landscape, it is desired to establish some basic principles for a coherent evolution of the specific integrated spaces in the urban tissue. All of these being relevant for improving and raising the quality of community life, as well as for the urban metabolism of contemporary cities, with an effect on urban pathology and public health. The article aims to achieve a scientific approach of the impact that Therapeutic Landscape and curative green spaces have on the macro, mezzo or detail level, on the urban-territorial environment, urban pathology, community health and on life in general.
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