Claire Latané

Assistant Professor
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Claire Latané, MLA  ASLA  SITES AP, works on design for mental health and well-being, climate-appropriate design, and promoting equitable access to humane urban environments and nature. She founded and organizes the Emergency Schoolyard Design Volunteers for the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative, led by Green Schoolyards America, The Lawrence Hall of Science, San Mateo County Office of Education, and Ten Strands. Her work developing design strategies to support mental health has been supported by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation, Prevention Institute, and Cal Poly Pomona's Department of Landscape Architecture. Her book Schools that Heal: Design with Mental Health in Mind will be published by Island Press in early 2021.

A nice little online reading list:

Green Schoolards America
Center for Nature and Health
Children & Network Network
Landscape Architecture Magazine
The Dirt
Places Journal
The Conversation
Urban Design / Mental Health Journal
Yes! Magazine
Environmental Health Perspectives
Biophilic Cities
City Lab