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Human-land podcast: Episode 2 available

Published: 01 June 2021
Episode 2

In the latest episode of the Human-land podcast, researcher Jonathan Stoltz from SLU shares his current research on how environments can be designed to cater for the universal human needs, with a focus on the theoretical framework of the Perceived Sensory Dimensions. We hope to inspire planners to creatively integrate evidence-based design in their planning practices.

The Department of People and Society at SLU, Alnarp, are pleased to launch another episode produced by SLU alumni environmental psychology network called Human-land.

Human-land explores topics related to outdoor environments for health and wellbeing with experts in the field to understand how an environmental psychology perspective can support strategies for people and planetary health. Each episode is peer reviewed with the aim of supporting wider awareness and education with regards to the environmental psychology field and its application in society.

The first series explores how green and natural spaces can support resilient societies. In this episode, we were privileged to be joined in conversation with researcher Jonathan Stoltz from the Department of People and Society at SLU to discuss “Designing environments for the human needs”.

Jonathan shares his current research and discuss the Perceived sensory dimensions, a framework for evidence-based planning, a theoretical understanding about the key qualities that are supportive for the human needs for the outcome of health. We explore the operationalisation of this theoretical framework as a balance between qualitative and quantitative approaches, where the compatibility between factors can be a practical way of implementing these evidence-based dimensions into design. We hope to inspire planners. You can listen to the episode in here:

A new episode will be launched on a monthly basis for the forthcoming year. If anyone would like to suggest a topic, or would like to be part of the conversation, then please do get in touch with Hannah, Amanda and Robin through the alumni network: