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Special Issue "Association between Urban Environment and Civil Well-Being"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Earth Science and Medical Geology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 525

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rong Wu
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Guest Editor
School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510062, China
Interests: urban geography; social geography; urban living environment and its impact on residents' well-being
Prof. Dr. Xiang Huang
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Guest Editor
School of Tourism Management, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 511436, China
Interests: natural reserve management; ecotourism; natural education; geography of tourism
Dr. Bo Zhang
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Guest Editor
School of Geography and Remote Sensing, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: migration; migration theory; migration policy; population mobility; aging; old age health; healthy ecopolitics
Prof. Dr. Liyue Lin
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Guest Editor
School of Geographical Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China
Interests: population geography; urban-rural integration development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 2001, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) report released by the United Nations became an important milestone in the research of human well-being. Nowadays, there are over 3.9 billion people living in urban areas. The urban environment continues to play a significant role in human well-being. Therefore, the identification of the relationship between the urban environment and public well-being within the framework of MA has become a central issue in sustainable science. This Special Issue focuses on the dynamics of the urban environment and public well-being.

We welcome both empirical and conceptual papers that investigate how urban environments influence public well-being on a city-wide scale. For this Special Issue, papers will need to contribute to new theories, new methods, new data and new situations regarding the urban environment and public well-being. For instance, during the COVID-19 pandemic, how was the public’s mental health influenced or shaped by the changes in people’s daily activities, such as travel behaviors? What meaningful implications can be proposed for mental health management? The Guest Editors look forward to your valuable contributions!

Dr. Rong Wu
Prof. Dr. Xiang Huang
Dr. Bo Zhang
Prof. Dr. Liyue Lin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • urban environment
  • public well-being
  • migration, urban adaptation and sustainable development goal
  • physical and mental health
  • place attachment, place dependence and place identity
  • subjective well-being
  • resident perception
  • nature contact
  • physical activity
  • sense of place

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Unconscious Processing of Greenery in the Tourism Context: A Breaking Continuous Flash Suppression Experiment
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(3), 2144; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032144 - 24 Jan 2023
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Both tourism and nature have been proven to contribute to people’s physical and mental health. Most studies have discussed their positive effects at the conscious level, but the unconscious mechanisms underlying these effects remain under-investigated, especially in the tourism context. Using a psychological [...] Read more.
Both tourism and nature have been proven to contribute to people’s physical and mental health. Most studies have discussed their positive effects at the conscious level, but the unconscious mechanisms underlying these effects remain under-investigated, especially in the tourism context. Using a psychological experimental paradigm called breaking continuous flash suppression (b-CFS), this study tested how the proportion of greenery in an environment influences people’s perceptions of tourism sites and compared the effects of different proportions of greenery on participants’ unconscious responses to tourism sites. The results suggest that the presence of greenery improves the participants’ unconscious perceptions, and that this effect is due to greenery as an element of the natural world, rather than to green as a color. These findings enhance the understanding of the role that the unconscious response plays in the effect of nature on human health and may have managerial implications for the tourism industry. Full article
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