A little over a month ago, I moved from the lush, verdant Hudson Valley in New York to the hot world of College Station, Texas (haven’t been here long enough to use any more adjectives than that). I’ll be starting the PhD program at Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture in the fall, focusing on (surprise!) access to nature and evidence-based design. TAMU’s Center for Health Systems and Design, founded by Roger Ulrich, is one of the best in the country. I’m excited, as well as daunted, by this new adventure.
In the meantime, I’m settling in and spending most of my time writing a book on therapeutic gardens in the healthcare setting with co-author Clare Cooper Marcus, to be published by John Wiley and Sons in 2013.
Many people, when I tell them about this new direction (which isn’t new, it’s just going deeper into what I already do) ask what will happen to the Therapeutic Landscapes Network. I can assure you, the TLN website, blog, and community will remain active. Blog posts may change shape, they may become more sporadic, they may include more voices from guest bloggers. This all remains to be seen. In the meantime, keep calm; the TLN is alive and well and we’re as committed and excited as ever to “connecting people with information…people…nature.”
Stay tuned for the next TLN Newsletter, available free to all TLN members. Click on this link to sign up: www.healinglandscapes.org/resources/newsletter.
All the best,
Founding Director, Therapeutic Landscapes Network
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