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URBAN MIND: USING SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGIES TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF NATURE ON MENTAL WELLBEING IN REAL TIME
Ioannis Bakolis, Ryan Hammoud, Michael Smythe, Johanna
Gibbons, Neil Davidson, Stefania Tognin, Andrea Mechelli
We are pleased to announce that the pilot phase of Urban Mind our cross disciplinary research project that investigates how different aspects of the urban environment affect our mental wellbeing is now complete, and the results are published in the January issue of BioScience, a scientific journal by Oxford University Press.
Having completed the pilot phase, we are now preparing to launch a full-scale international study in Spring 2018. More details on this new study will be announced soon.
BELOW GROUND | CITY SYLVICULTURE AND THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CITY SOILS
Johanna Gibbons and Tim O’Hare
Johanna Gibbons and Tim O’Hare have worked together on numerous projects over the last 20 years, many with challenging sites and soils, and clients with high expectations. Jo and Tim both recognize the challenges of the urban landscape and the importance of urban tree soils, particularly related to the establishment of trees for the long-term. The essay touches on the interests of both disciplines; landscape architecture and soil science in a discussion on the art and the science of soil, reflected in the poetry of Steven J. Fowler, Poet in Residence at J & L Gibbons.
This collection of essays reflects the complexities of landscape, its composition, process of evolution, historical perspective and social condition provides the critical underlying narratives from which to begin the design process. Through our practice we are committed to the environment and inspired by the forces of nature, and the beauty of the planet. Through our profession we seek deliberate action in exploring ways in which diverse shifting communities can coexist as a more balanced part of the ecosystem.