European project to support rooftop greenhouses projects

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is launching an open call to support rooftop greenhouse projects, in the framework of GROOF Project.

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A warmer ocean will lead to 17% reduction in global marine animal biomass, by the end of the century

Climate change will affect the distribution and abundance of marine life, but the full extent of these changes under future warming has been difficult to predict due to the limitations of individual ecosystem models used for such forecasts.

New study dismisses green growth policies as a route out of ecological emergency

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New cross-boundary approach for addressing wicked weed problems

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ICTA-UAB researcher Antoni Rosell-Melé receives an ERC Advanced Grant

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Indigenous knowledge, key to a successful ecosystem restoration

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Success at ICTA-UAB: Six ERC Grants In Three Years

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New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
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Seminar: "Further evolution in restorative environments theory" by Dr. Terry Hartig

Date: 2019-03-21

Seminar: "Further evolution in restorative environments theory"

In the framework "Critical Urban Health Discussion Series"


Speaker: Dr. Terry Hartig, Professor of Environmental Psychology at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research and Department of Psychology in Uppsala University, Sweden

 

Date: Thursday, March 21st 2019
Time: 13h
Venue: Room Xipre. IMIM

 

Summary
Theory and experimentation regarding restorative effects of nature experience helped initiate the epidemiological research on urban green space and health that has grown so dramatically in volume and scope over the past two decades. It did so by offering a set of explanations regarding affective, cognitive and physiological processes through which green space could come to have general effects seen across a broad spectrum of developmental and health outcomes. Over the first decades of development in environmental psychology and allied disciplines, starting in the 1970s, research on restorative environments has for many researchers consolidated around a narrative that emphasizes two contrasting theories: attention restoration theory (ART), focused on cognitive processes, and stress reduction theory (SRT), focused on psychophysiological processes. In this presentation I will address two limitations to this conventional narrative. Both involve gaps in the characterization of the relevant environment; they concern structure in time, as given by nature and as regulated by societies. Attention to these limitations opens for further evolution in theorizing about restorative environments.

Terry Hartig, Ph.D., M.P.H., has extensive experience in studying environmental supports for restorative processes. He has contributed to this field through development of basic theory, methods, and infrastructure, and with findings from studies of restoration in residential, work, institutional and recreational contexts. His most widely known works concern restorative benefits of nature experience, and he is frequently cited in the scientific literature on nature and health. He also has a long history of service to the applied research community, through extensive international collaborations, review and editorial activities, and support to scientific societies, for example as the current president of the Environmental Psychology Division of the International Association for Applied Psychology.

 

 

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