SEAS Grad Neha Srinivasan Authors Report about Healing Green Spaces
Neha Srinivasan (BS ’16, MLA ’20), a graduate of the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability’s Master of Landscape Architecture program, has written a report for Nature Sacred about the healing effects of green spaces.
The report, “The Power of Sacred Places: 25 Years of Science and Evidence-based Design of Healing Green Spaces: A Landscape Architect’s Guide,” is intended to be a resource for landscape architects interested in creating green spaces that are designed to encourage contemplation and connection with nature.
Described as part research and part practical guide, the report shares key insights gained through having co-created more than 100 Sacred Places across the country in communities, prisons, and hospitals, and at universities. A handful of these sites were also implemented as part of an expansive, decade-long design, build, and research project.
Srinivasan is the Sacred Place Project Manager at Nature Sacred, a nonprofit organization that supports the creation of nature spaces in urban communities that offer a temporary place of sanctuary, encourage reflection, provide solace, and engender peace and well-being
Read more from Srinivasan: “Demystifying the role of landscape architect,” which appears on the Nature Sacred website