Many researchers have discovered the healing powers of landscape to human health and well-being, yet its association with psychological and cognitive aspects is still less explored. This study examines the potential of landscape attributes focusing on neighbourhood parks as a cognitive restorative stimulus for stress mitigation. This study investigated the factors that lead to stress in the urban community using an expert interview approach and how the landscape design attributes can stimulate cognitive function to reduce stress. The findings indicated that design for psychological needs must be human-centric because human is born with sense, intuition, and preference. Specifically, to stimulate the cognitive part, it is vital to provide landscape design attributes that inspire optimism so it could motivate people to go to the park. Therefore, the design must provide users with comfort, safety and security, social opportunities, and a pleasurable experience.

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