Motivation and perception

The experiential and perception aspects of urban green open space have a significant impact on the well-being of inhabitants. Greenery has a proven therapeutic effect, a positive impact on the urban microclimate and contributes to the visual and acoustic image of the city throughout the seasons. It is important that green open spaces are present in perception of citizens as pleasant and accessible, as they are more likely to use them in their daily routines and for recreational purposes. The process of experiencing space is conditioned by the characteristics of the observer, but there can also be general culturally conditioned patterns of experience. We need to make urban open spaces so that they are perceived as attractive by citizens and therefore more likely to be actively used.

Foto: © Blaž Jamšek, Fotoarhiv UIRS, Human Cities, 2017.

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