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Ana Karinna Hidalgo MPlan., Ph.D. (U. of Calgary)

Sessional Lecturer in Geography & Planning
Professional Affiliate in Geography & Planning

Kirk Hall 102

Research Area(s)

  • Urban design for winter cities and mental health
  • Urban ecosystem services
  • Evidence-based urban planning
  • Urban planning and design methods
  • Human-place interactions - interdisciplinary perspective
  • Health and equity in urban design


Recent Publications:

Hidalgo, A.K. (in press). A conceptual framework for healthy streets. Considerations for winter cities. The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design.

Hidalgo, A. K. (2021). Mental health in winter cities: the effect of vegetation on streets. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 63(August 2021), 127226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127226

Hidalgo, A.K. (2019). Environmental Design Research Methods’ Timeline: Where Are We Heading? In A. Beth, R. Wener, B. Yoon, R.A. Rae, & J. Morris (Eds.). EDRA 50: Sustainable urban environments. Brooklyn, NY: Environmental Design Research Association. https://cuny.manifoldapp.org/read/environmental-design-research-methods/section/0f2dfd74-7735-42c0-9407-6e95d4d61339

Hidalgo, A. K. (2014). Biophilic Design, Restorative Environments and Well-Being. In J. Salamanca, P. Desmet, A. Burbano, L. Geke, & J. Maya (Eds.), The Colors of Care. Design and Emotion 2014. 9th International Conference (pp. 535–544). Bogota, Cali & Medellin: Ediciones Uniandes. https://ris.utwente.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/5119265/The-colors-of-care-2014.pdf

Hidalgo, A. K. (2014). Urban streets: towards a psychological restorative function. In 2nd Future of Places International Conference on Public Space and Placemaking (Ed.), Streets as Public Spaces and Drivers of Urban Prosperity. Academic Session Papers 2014 Part II. (pp. 240–258). Stockholm: Ax:son Johnson Foundation.


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