Student Project | Study with Nature | Keren Zhang

Study with Nature was shortlisted in the 2021 WLA Awards – Student Research

Nowadays, lots of previous studies showed that Chinese children in urban areas have less connection to nature and long-term indoor study might be one of the reasons to lock children inside the buildings. This ‘nature deficit disorder’ phenomenon might lead to stronger negative influences on children`s physical and mental health. This research aimed to re-connect urban children to nature by developing design criteria and design principles of urban child-responsive and education-oriented landscapes. The target group of this research was Chinese school-aged (6-12 years old) children in a high-density urbanized Chinese mountain-city context (Shapingba centre, Chongqing).

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