Even before 2020, our young people experienced skyrocketing rates of anxiety, stress, trauma, and suicide. This generation of students faces the fear of school or neighborhood shootings, concern over police brutality and systemic racism, and eco-anxiety. More than any generation before them, they see, hear, and feel local and global injustices in real time through […]
Claire Latané is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona. Her teaching, research, and creative practice focus on design for mental health and well-being, climate-appropriate design, and promoting equitable access to humane urban environments and nature. Her work has been supported by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation, Prevention Institute, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her book Schools that Heal: Design with Mental Health in Mind was published by Island Press in June 2021.