LANDSCAPES FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING RESEARCH GROUP
Our mission is to bridge academic world and the realm of professional practice together in the framework of supportive landscape designs that enhance people’s health and well-being. Adopting interdisciplinary approach, we strive to motivate our members to put lessons gained from the research field into practice and transfer knowledge and experiences to classrooms and wider public.
Landscapes for Health and Well-being Research Group (LHW) stands for research and teaching in the field of Landscape Architecture at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. By working with stakeholders from different sectors and different professionals in a variety of settings, our research group aims to understand relationships between the aspects of outdoor spaces and people’s health and well-being. While physical and functional qualities of the landscapes are our center of interest, the connection between landscape identity and personal identity, meanings in landscape, rootedness and authenticity are also core issues covered in our research.
- Knowledge Network Development and Participatory Design in Built Environment for Health and Positive Behavioral Change – a collaboration with Built Environment for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University, sponsored by Thai Health Promotion Foundation
- A study of the implementation of participatory design process on the environmental improvements of a group of community hospitals Commemorating His Majesty the King’s 80th birthday Anniversary, 5th December 2007 – a collaboration with Built Environment for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University, sponsored by Thai Health Promotion Foundation
- Perceptions toward Rice Fields in Resort: a case study of resorts in the North of Thailand
- Citizen Science Approaches in Home Gardens Project – a collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute