How to improve the urban design quality related to mental wellbeing in a “grey” urban sidewalk environment?

Lanqing Gu (TU Darmstadt) and her colleagues’ study manipulated street view images to test if sidewalk ground color could affect users’ mood changes and perceived restorativeness. They found artificial ground painting could be an economical and effective approach to promote a restorative sidewalk experience in streets lacking trees.

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Bilder: Lanqing Gu, TU Darmstadt