Landscape Design: Can it actually improve health?

Watch a recording of the live webinar from 31st March 2015.

With the ever-growing costs of global health care, investigating ways to pre-empt and prevent illnesses (both physical and mental) has never been more important.

Three experts in the field, Christopher Coutts, Gayle Souter-Brown, and Catharine Ward Thompson, discuss the prime importance of landscape design on health and the ways that you can change this dynamic through effective design and specific interventions.

Hear their thoughts as to why this key issue is still being largely ignored in mainstream public health research and practice. With rising costs, deleterious mental and physical health stats, and an ageing population, learn what you can do as a practical response.

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