There is wide evidence of the positive effects on health and well-being associated with exposure to natural environments. The benefits are related to the perceived restoration from mental fatigue. The literature suggests that the restorativeness depends on the specific characteristics of the setting but also on a characteristic of the subject, called “Connection with Nature”. Better understanding these relations, could give important indications to planners, landscape managers and designers. Aim of the research is to investigate the characteristics of the natural rural landscape that influence its preference and perceived restorative quality. Four study areas, in Italy, have been selected, different for degree of protection and wilderness, distance from the nearest metropolitan area (Milan) and landscape characteristics. 435 subjects, approached on-site, accepted to participate and were administered a questionnaire with three scales: (1) the Perceived Restorativeness Scale-11 (PRS-11), with two additional items to assess familiarity and preference; (2) 16 physical and aesthetic attributes; (3) the Connectedness to Nature Scale (CNS). The data show that the user preference is for harmonious (congruence between its elements), varied and rich in natural elements landscapes, and that the preference is strongly and directly related with the familiarity with the place and its perceived restorative quality.
Natural rural landscape perception and restorativeness / G. Senes, L. Pernechele, R. Berto, N. Fumagalli, G. Barbiero (SMART CITY. URBAN PLANNING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE). - In: Environmental and territorial modelling for planning and design / [a cura di] A. Leone, C. Gargiulo. - [s.l] : 8 FedOAPress, 2018. - ISBN 9788868870485. - pp. 243-255 (( Intervento presentato al 10. convegno International Conference INPUT tenutosi a Viterbo nel 2018.
|Titolo:||Natural rural landscape perception and restorativeness|
SENES, GIULIO (Primo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Health and Well-being; Natural Environment’s Perception; Preference and Perceived Restorative Quality|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/10 - Costruzioni Rurali e Territorio Agroforestale|
Settore ICAR/15 - Architettura del Paesaggio
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|
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