A Democratic Approach to Therapeutic Gardens

Fisher House / My Life So Far blog “Democratic design is inclusive, affordable, functional, usable, practical, non-stigmatizing, accessible, attainable, and aesthetically pleasing,” said Naomi Sachs, ASLA, landscape architect and founder of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network , at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) conference in New Orleans. Furthermore, democratic design is “responsive to both ecological and community needs. It grows up from the community.” A democratic design process is then fully collaborative, including all stakeholders, but with a focus on those least acknowledged. Sachs’ colleagues presented a few interesting examples that illustrate the idea of democratic design for therapeutic gardens: Daniel Winterbottom , FASLA, a landscape architect and professor at the University of Washington; Amy Wagenfeld, a occupational therapist; along wit...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/255871

Tweets

A Democratic Approach to Therapeutic #Gardens

Fisher House / My Life So Far blog “Democratic design is inclusive, affordable, functional, usable, practical, non-stigmat...

Runaway Photo: The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore #Travel #travel

Runaway Photo: The Gardens by the Bay in Singap...

runawayjuno.com 14 Jun '14, 3pm

The outdoor gardens, where the Supertrees are located, are free admission. You have to pay only to go up to the skyway con...

Five vertical gardens in Singapore that have hit a high mark

Five vertical gardens in Singapore that have hi...

straitstimes.com 12 Jun '14, 11am

This 12-storey structure was designed by award-winning Singapore-based architects WOHA, and envelops Park Royal in central...

What if there was an organic vegetable garden f...

Located in Toronto’s financial district, the thirty-floor office building is surrounded by Union Station, Air Canada Centr...

Energy Dept. Launches Regional Approach To Wind...

nawindpower.com 13 Jun '14, 11pm

In an effort to provide the highest-quality information to support decision-making regarding wind energy, the U.S. Departm...

#Luiis_3x ] Enchanted Gardens Sprout in Quebec’s Jardin Metis for the International Garden Fe... [ #Luispokel ]

#Luiis_3x ] Enchanted Gardens Sprout in Quebec’...

inhabitat.com 16 Jun '14, 7pm

The site is known in French as Jardin Metis—or simply, the Reford Gardens, in English—after their founder Elsie Reford. Ha...

Singapore Botanic Gardens again ranked top park...

straitstimes.com 17 Jun '14, 5am

Singapore Botanic Gardens has again been ranked the number one park in Asia in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards f...