Green designs could influence people to act more "sustainably"

03/28/2013 | DesignBuildSource.ca (Canada)

Sustainable infrastructure designs could promote eco-friendly behavior, according to a study by psychology students at the University of British Columbia in Canada. "With urbanization rapidly increasingly globally, the design of new sustainable infrastructure can be a remarkable tool for creating new sustainable norms that may be essential to elicit sustainable behaviors," the study notes. "We believe that intentionality and mindfulness in the design process of sustainable spaces will bring about intentionality and mindfulness in the thoughts and actions of people using the space."

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