Urban Design and Health
Chair of Urban Design and Planning
Project title Urban Design and Health
Project description In its relation to people’s health and wellbeing, urban design is an important topic that has not found a permanent home in departments of architecture in Germany. This DFG Heisenberg Grant supports Prof. Knöll in building further research and teaching capacities at TU Darmstadt to address health issues in urban agglomerations from the perspective of urban design and planning and as part of interdisciplinary teams. Specifically, the project aims to (1) identify key urban design factors related to mental health and wellbeing, (2) develop new experimental methods to pair Space Syntax with urban health data, and (3) develop design strategies to inform the much-needed transformation towards healthy and inclusive cities.
Coordination Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll, Chair of Urban Design and Planning (UDP)
  • School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee
  • Arbeitsgruppe für Neurourbanistik, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Duration September 2021 – August 2026
Funding Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
M. Knöll, UDP