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Introducing healing gardens into a compact university campus

Introducing healing gardens into a compact university campus

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Categories:Types, School Work
Published by: Garden Therapy on Sep 09, 2011
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Introducing healing gardens
into a compact university campus
Prof. Stephen Lau
Department of ArchitectureThe University of Hong Kong
-How natural space design promotes healthy universities at HK
Table of Contents:
A general framework of Healthy UniversitiesObjective of the researchNatural spaces and their mental health benefits-A green design approach to realize healthyuniversitiesApplicability of healing garden concept to HKUcampusTherapeutic natural space design strategy at HKU
A general framework of HealthyUniversities
Definition of health
 –A state of complete physical, social and mental well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
 –A resource for everyday life, not the object of living. It isa positive concept emphasizing social and personalresources as well as physical capabilities
[1]As defined by the Constitution of the World Health Organization(WHO)http://www.who.int/suggestions/faq/en/ [2]As defined by the World Federation for Mental Health,http://www.wfmh.org

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