Restorative Commons: Creating Health & Well-Being Thru Urban Landscapes

Restorative Commons: Creating Health and Well-Being Through Urban Landscapes

Agency Publisher: Agriculture Dept., Forest Service, Northern Research Station
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Offers a starting point for a multidisciplinary understanding of Restorative Commons. Focuses on open space and its interface with the built environment. Considers sites restorative if they contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the landscape. Individual health includes physical, mental, emotional, and social health.  Community health is considered in terms of rights, empowerment, and neighborhood efficacy, and landscape health is measured by ecosystem function and resilience, all of which act together in a complex web of relationships.

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Table of Contents:
1              Foreword
                 Oliver Sacks
5              Preface and Acknowledgments
11           Introduction
                 Lindsay Campbell and Anne Wiesen
Theory:
26           Landscape Designers, Doctors, and the Making of Healthy                          
                 Urban Spaces in 19th Century America
                 Robert Martensen
38           Biophilia, Health, and Well-being
                 Judith Heerwagen
58           Cultivating Resilience: Urban Stewardship as a Means
                 to Improving Health and Well-being
                 Erika Svendsen
                 Photography by Steffi Graham
Thought Pieces:
90           Re-Naturing the City:
                 A Role for Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings
                 Hillary Brown
96           Urban Gardens: Catalysts for Restorative
                 Commons Infrastructure
                 John Seitz
Case Studies:
110         Creating Restorative Settings:
                 Inclusive Design Considerations
                 Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden, Cleveland, OH                   
                 David Kamp
122         The Benefits of Community-Managed Open Space:
                 Community Gardening in New York City
                 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
                 GreenThumb Program, New York, NY
                 Edie Stone
138         Environmental and Community Health:
                 A Reciprocal Relationship
                 Fresh Kills Park, Staten Island, NY
                 Jeffery Sugarman
154         From Front Yards to Street Corners:
                 Revitalizing Neighborhoods through
                 Community-Based Land Stewardship                                     
 Urban Resources Initiative, New Haven, CT
                 Colleen Murphy-Dunning
164         Creative Uncertainty
                 Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken, NJ
                 Victoria Marshall and Dil Hoda
178         Restoring Lives, Transforming Landscapes:
                 GreenHouse Program at Rikers Island Jail, New York, NY
                 James Jiler
188         Memoryscape
                 The Brian Joseph Murphy Memorial Preservation Land,
                 Westfield, MA
                 Lindsay Campbell
Interviews:
202         Youth Empowerment through Urban Agriculture:
                 Red Hook Community Farm                                       
 Added Value, Brooklyn, NY       
                 Ian Marvy
216         Adapting the Botanical Garden into a Sustainable,
                 Multicultural Resource
                 Queens Botanic Garden, Flushing, NY
                 Susan Lacerte
232         The Re-Greening of Public Housing
                 New York City Housing Authority Garden and Greening Program,                           
                 New York, NY
                 Rob Bennaton
248         Gardens for Peace and Reconciliation
                 American Friends Service Committee, Bosnia-Herzegovina
                 Davorin Brdanovic
Appendices:
266         About the Editors
268         Meristem 2007 Forum Agenda
                 Restorative Commons for Community Health
270         Forum Participants
272         Contributor Biographies
Interviews:
202         Youth Empowerment through Urban Agriculture:
                 Red Hook Community Farm                                       
 Added Value, Brooklyn, NY       
                 Ian Marvy
216         Adapting the Botanical Garden into a Sustainable,
                 Multicultural Resource
                 Queens Botanic Garden, Flushing, NY
                 Susan Lacerte
232         The Re-Greening of Public Housing
                 New York City Housing Authority Garden and Greening Program,                           
                 New York, NY
                 Rob Bennaton
248         Gardens for Peace and Reconciliation
                 American Friends Service Committee, Bosnia-Herzegovina
                 Davorin Brdanovic
Appendices:
266         About the Editors
268         Meristem 2007 Forum Agenda
                 Restorative Commons for Community Health
270         Forum Participants
272         Contributor Biographies

 

Audience: Target audience are people living in urban neighborhoods, where community urban gardens should create opportunities for social engagement, economic empowerment, nature access, and stewardship. The gardens are community-driven, ecologically sustainable, and answer the very human impulse to seek and create beauty in our everyday surroundings. The gardens are a primary foundation for a resilient community and psychological well-being.

Keywords: Restorative Commons, Individual Health, Physical health, mental health, emotional health, social health, community health, landscape health, ecosystem function, landscapes, urban gardening, open spaces, therapeutic spaces

Product Details

GPO Stock Number:
001-001-00691-2
ISBN:
9780160864162
Availability Details:
In Stock - Warehouse and Retail (Priced)
USA Price:
$19.50
International Price:
$27.30
Publisher:
Agriculture Dept., Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Author:
Campbell, Lindsay
Wiesen, Anne
Year/Pages:
2011: 287 p.; ill.
Note:
 
Key Phrases:
General Technical Report NRS P 39
Well Being
Urban Landscapes
Landscapes
Urban gardening, Therapeutic use
Open spaces, Therapeutic use
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Weight:
1.5 lb.
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Binding:
Paperback
Cover:
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Unit of Issue (U.S.):
Each
Item Available Date:
03/31/2011
Last Status Update:
01/17/2017