Edition 7 of the Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health has a special focus on ageing and dementia-friendly urban design. The journal is a biannual open-access, peer-reviewed and multi-disciplinary journal, published online by the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, a global think tank and knowledge platform looking at how to design better mental health into cities.
This edition has two guest editors, Daniel R. Y. Gan and Zdravko Trivic. Dr Gan is a community gerontologist at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. He conducts research at the intersection of planning, psychology and gerontology to improve the cognitive health of older adults living in community. Dr Trivic is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. His research interests include: multi-sensorial urbanism, health-supportive and ageing-friendly neighbourhood design, urban space in high-density contexts, creative placemaking and community participation.
Their research for this edition of the Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health included "Wayfinding and Urban Design from the Perspective of People Living with Dementia – A Call for Participatory Research" (Helga Rohra, Jim Mann, Mike Rommerskirch-Manietta, Martina Roes, Saskia Kuliga), and "A Comparative Analysis of Selected Mental Health Disorders among Older Residents of Suburbs versus Neighborhoods" (Hamid Iravani, Mina Moghtaderi, Rana Romina Iravani). Download edition 7 of the Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health, free: