Building design is hotly contested for many reasons, including its impact on human mental health. Mental wellness matters to us all, both at home and when we travel.  For people seeking more authentic travel experiences, it’s worth reflecting on what destinations will and won’t positively effect this aspect of well-being.

Below is a link to one of the most thoughtful articles I’ve seen yet on current debates in this arena. Of particular note -green open space can do a lot to compensate for ugly building design (see my earlier post on forest bathing to appreciate why).  Here is the Guardian Newspaper article .

Watch for another post from me soon!