In this episode I sit down with Kaye Tong, a research psychologist and landscape architect, to have a conversation about the cognitive and physiological benefits of positive landscapes. Kaye explains why it is important for us to understand why nature heals us in these both ways so that we can increase demand for more restorative landscapes. This is an entertaining, useful and thoroughly perceptive episode as she shares her understanding through the latest research available. Kaye is indeed a bridge between worlds of researchers and practitioners. There were many insightful questions throughout the episode, with a few being: what sort of elements in nature benefit us; how can we introduce these elements into design; can the design be amplified to create more of these benefits? We start to unpick these questions as we view landscape through Kaye’s eyes (or senses!). Music by the talented guitarist and composer, Vlad Cuiujuclu. The track name is "The Good Life Elsewhere".
This introduction gives you a sneak peak of what to expect in the upcoming episodes. Music by the talented guitarist and composer, Vlad Cuiujuclu. The track name is "For The Girls in Kyoto".