Slow Architecture: An Environmental Design Approach to Community Health

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Hart, Rachel Elizabeth




Individuals spend excessively in an attempt to make themselves healthier, only for the purpose of extending their lives in the detrimental environments they have created. To ensure the future health of our society, changes must be made on an individual and collective scale which serve to contribute to the amelioration of environmental and communal health. Through design which incorporates ecologically mindful remediation processes and sustainable urban redevelopment in our existing environments, we can begin to make the changes necessary for health on an individual, community, and environmental scale. To achieve health along these three scales of impact we must first concern ourselves with the state of our environment; healthier environments lead to healthier and happier individuals. Providing community focused spaces that educate the public on the incorporation of sustainable technologies into our existing industries will enable a future which will be marked by positive environmental change, stronger communities, and a healthier population.


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Carleton University

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