The Power of Design and Nature
In July 2018, new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University showed that adding green space to people’s neighborhood can improve their mental health. Did you know that spending time in nature can reduce stress, improve attention, and help people feel more connected to each other? This session will explore ways to counter the effects of blight and trauma to promote community health and healing.
Eugenia C. South, MD, MSHP, University of Pennsylvania
Chantay Love, founder and Program Director of the EMIR Healing Center.
Dr. South’s research focuses on how neighborhood context impacts health and safety in urban environments and Ms. Love develops programs using unconventional and creative ways to help communities in crisis heal from violence at the EMIR Healing Center.