New Civic Landscapes & Public Health

New Civic Landscapes & Public Health
18. March 2022 Silvia Converso

© Frédéric Rossano


Frederic Rossano

Public space is widely seen as a determining factor in people’s health and well-being, particularly in densifying urban environments. How can we define a healthy city, and how do landscape architects contribute to it?

Through the study of historical references, and the analysis of contemporary urban spaces and regulatory frameworks, this course will develop awareness, knowledge and practical tools to integrate health and well-being factors into the urban design.

While the majority of people living in large cities say they would rather live elsewhere, health and well-being are becoming key criteria in residence and carrier choices. Not only the urban environment is globally perceived as polluted and stressful, its spatial framework is often experienced as unfit to provide the ingredients of a healthy ilife, for individuals and societies, such as physical activity, social interaction, and regular contact with natural elements.
This course aims to enrich our vision of health in the city, with concepts and tools useful for designing civic spaces at all scales – neighbourhood, city, and larger metropolis.

  • Course 061-0116-00 V
  • 2 Lessons per Week
  • 2 Credits
  • Language: English
  • Offered in: MSc Landscape Architecture, MSc Architecture

Course overview in the previous semester:
SS2021 New Civic Landscapes and Public Health