Drexler, D., 2004, Landscape perceptions – the symbolic meaning of landscape and its role in mental wellbeing, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Drexler, D.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : There are yet very few studies concerning the role of landscape and landscape planning in providing healthy places for people. The present paper outlines people’s psychological requirements towards their environment, derived from their dominant landscape perception. The French, German and Hungarian landscape perceptions were chosen as examples. The paper furthermore attempts to depict the general tendencies of changes in landscape perceptions and the role of landscape planning in enhancing the delight in life for the people in landscape. The aim of the paper is to suggest developing landscape planning methodologies that take people’s mental wellbeing into consideration and to induce further research on this topic.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: landscape perception, landscape symbolism, common planning methods, role of landscape planning. [paper 5 p.]. (See also: Kaplan, 1998. With people in mind. In this database.)