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Conference paper - Peer-reviewed, 2013

Analysis of restorative outdoor characteristics on a university Campus

Skärbäck, Erik


It has been hypothesized that work requiring intense directed attention is more efficient if the workplace is surrounded by certain restorative qualities of nature. If this is the case, then universities and high tech business parks - typical environments for intense creativity, concentration and innovative productivity - should benefit from such green restorative qualities. I believe this aspect must be considered much more carefully in professional environmental work. This paper presents a relevant research background and a method for evaluating important outdoor environmental characteristics. The method developed here is applied to the highest ranked Swedish research university: Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.


stress reduction, campus, greening, characteristics, outdoor environment

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Publisher: NAEP session poster 3


NAEP (National Association of Environmenta Professionals) Annual conference.

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Landskapsarkitektur

UKÄ Subject classification

Applied Psychology
Other Environmental Engineering

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