About Living Space-lab

Living Space is a design research lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focusing on health promoting community design and research. The lab partners with nonprofits, local community leaders and funders to create healthy communities. Our work is based on the foundation of Environment and Behavior Science (EBS) and our platform is a cross-section of environmental scales- from the smallest design fundamentals to complex compositions- from individuals to communities. We focus on the dialog between a person and a place in the everyday environment- how the environment affects people’s health and well-being, emotions, behavior, and perception.