A Review of Research: Designing the Built Environment for Recovery from Homelessness
This review of research was undertaken to identify, aggregate and summarize known quantitative and qualitative insights about how to design the interiors of environments for persons that have experienced mild or major trauma, including but not limited to homelessness. It focuses on the local, intimate level of human-built environment interaction that often is neglected in available guidelines and literature.
This report presents findings from approximately 140 sources, gleaned from a larger pool of one thousand citations across multiple fields. Where applicable, the report points out practical implications or applications for designers. An anthology of sources is provided.