Restorative Landscapes at Greenbuild this week!

Sand River Forest. Photo by Henry Domke,

Sand River Forest. Photo by Henry Domke,

Tomorrow at Greenbuild, this year in beautiful Toronto, Zolna Russell of Hord Coplan Macht, Peter Schaudt of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, and I will be presenting “The Human Connection: Landscapes That Promote Health and Well-Being.”

Here’s the session description:

It is well known that humans benefit from exposure and connection to nature. LEED has acknowledged this and requires projects to create meaningful outdoor spaces. This seminar will explore the documented benefits of landscapes for health which are designed using evidence based design. Case studies of several landscape settings including healthcare, school environments and public spaces will demonstrate the principles and outcomes of evidence based design and specific characteristics which make projects successful.

I’m hoping that they tape the session so that we can share it as a resource on the Therapeutic Landscapes Network website. I’ll be sure to let you know. Won’t be blogging much this week, but I’ll be posting updates on sessions through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, so be sure to check there.