Environment

Greening the city — a measurement for a mindful environment

TRAPT is a Tool for Measuring the Tranquility of Urban Environments.

Watts Up With That?

Uh, it’s science, yeah, that’s the ticket SCIENCE! ~ctm

From Eurekalert

Public Release: 3-Jul-2017

University of Bradford

Scientists at the University of Bradford have developed the world’s first Tranquillity Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT), a scientific process for measuring how relaxing urban environments and public spaces are.

In a new paper published in the Urban Forestry and Urban Greening journal, lead researcher Professor Greg Watts believes that the tool could help planners, architects and environmentalists to understand what the impact of ‘greening’ measures like introducing trees, hedges or additional vegetation could have on urban spaces. It is hoped that in time the tool could allow users to optimise green spaces as part of the property development process, all before a spade hits the ground or to rejuvenate run-down suburbs and town centres.

Studies have illustrated a clear link between tranquil environments and stress reduction, well-being and pain relief. While quiet, green…

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