Wildness and Wellbeing

Nature, Neuroscience, and Urban Design

  • Zoë Myers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Zoë Myers
    Pages 1-39
  3. Zoë Myers
    Pages 41-70
  4. Zoë Myers
    Pages 71-110
  5. Zoë Myers
    Pages 145-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-155

About this book


Wildness and Wellbeing explores the dynamic relationships between urban nature and mental health, offering practical strategies for urban design. Mental health is a leading global issue and our urban environments can contribute to conditions such as depression and anxiety. Presenting the latest research, this book explores how neuroscience can offer new perspectives on the crucial role everyday multisensory interactions with nature can have on our mental wellbeing. These insights can help us (un)design our streets, neighbourhoods and cities, allowing nature to be integrated back into our cities. Wildness and Wellbeing is for anyone interested in the connections between urban ecology, health, environmental science, planning, and urban design, helping to create biodiverse cities for mental health.


Urban Design Cities Mental health Nature Green Infrastructure Public health

Authors and affiliations

  • Zoë Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Urban Design Research CentreUniversity of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9922-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9923-8
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