Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture Well-Being Presentation at 2019 WIASLA Conference

CPLA’s Aaron Williams joined UW-Madison’s Chief Wellness Officer, Nicole Youngberg, and UHS’s Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Valerie Donovan, along with Stan Szwalke of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architecture to give the presentation, ‘Strategic Collaboration to Promote Well-Being in a Campus Community’ at the 2019 WIASLA (Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects) Spring Conference. The presentation made the connection between population health impacts and the physical campus environmental design. It made the case that the physical spaces between institutional buildings are strategic opportunities to enhance community well-being and foster physical, mental, and social benefits for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Learning Objectives included:

  1. Educate colleagues on key principles and guidelines for incorporating opportunities to support well-being in a campus setting.
  2. Understand potential allied professionals and current research to reference.
  3. Integrate best practices for health promotion and well-being into master planning efforts and/or site-specific projects.
  4. Plan and design campus environments which promote well-being and quality of life.