Lecture: Naomi Sachs
Naomi Sachs is Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network, a nonprofit knowledge base and online interactive space for information about landscapes that promote health and well-being. Her primary areas of interest are restorative and therapeutic landscapes, evidence-based design, health care design, and salutogenic (health-promoting) design. Other interests include environmental justice, environmental psychology, translational research, environments for specific populations, cultural geography, and intersectionality. Sachs has published and presented nationally and internationally on the positive role of nature in human health, including co-authorship with Clare Cooper Marcus of the book Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces. She is also co-editor with Jan Stichler and Kirk Hamilton of the peer-reviewed journal Health Environments Research & Design. Sachs holds a BA in Women’s Studies from Brown University; an MLA from the University of California, Berkeley; and a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University, and she is an Assistant Professor in Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland.
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