Division of Landscape Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor of GIS,
Urban Health and Environment, The University of Hong Kong
The mission of the Virtual Laboratory of Urban Environments & Human Health (UEHH) is to understand how and to what extent urban environments, especially urban green spaces, influence human health and wellbeing. Researchers in the lab are concerned with understanding and measure the influence through multiple approaches including psychological, physiological, and hormonal measures of human health.
The lab uses two types of experimental sites for research: Virtual urban environments and real urban environments. Researchers will use the immersive virtual environments as surrogates of real urban environments. In a controlled lab setting, researchers will expose participants to a variety of stimuli while record participants’ responses through a variety of physiological devices or psychological instruments. Researchers then can gauge and compare impacts of different environment features or conditions. Researchers will also conduct experimental research in the real urban environments by using mobile devices or instruments. The research will contribute to the body of knowledge on how to create appropriate urban environments to promote human health and wellbeing.
About the Speaker:
Bin Jiang is an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, Director of Virtual Reality Lab of Built Environments and Human Health (UEHH Lab) at the University of Hong Kong. Bin holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on investigating impacts of built environment on public health, environmental justice, and virtual reality technology. He also works as a landscape designer.
The DLA Research Seminar Series provides a platform to discuss scholarly research on the built environment that is interdisciplinary in nature. The series aims to identify common research threads from landscape architecture, architecture, planning, urban design, and conservation, and by doing so instigates critical reflections on the different approaches to the study of landscapes and cities. For the list of seminar topics, see https://www.arch.hku.hk/event_/dla-fall-2017-research-seminar-series/
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