Planning for Higher Education Journal

Walking for Wellness

“Feeling Maps” Can Help Planners to Create Campus Routes that Improve Student Well-Being
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From Volume 51 Number 2 | January–March 2023
By David Spooner, ASLA, PLA
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Georgia

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, an effort to address physical and mental well-being on campuses has become a focus. One overlooked opportunity to improve student welfare lies beneath their feet: enhancing campus walkability. Planners at the University of Georgia used “feeling maps” to help identify and create healthier connections for faculty, students, and staff traversing between campus destinations.

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