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Making demands on government: Theorizing determinants of backyard residents' collective action in Cape Town, South Africa (2023)
Journal Article
Harris, A. S., Scheba, A., & Rice, L. (2023). Making demands on government: Theorizing determinants of backyard residents' collective action in Cape Town, South Africa. African Studies Review, 66(3), 698 - 720. https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2023.10

Informality is growing with Africa's rapid urbanization. Much like residents of other types of informal housing, backyard dwellers face overall poor living conditions and political marginalization. However, backyard residents are in an ambiguous lega... Read More about Making demands on government: Theorizing determinants of backyard residents' collective action in Cape Town, South Africa.

Co-designing a social robot in a special educational needs school: Listening to the ambitions of autistic children and their teachers (2022)
Journal Article
Newbutt, N., Rice, L., Lemaignan, S., Daly, J., Charisi, V., & Conley, I. (2022). Co-designing a social robot in a special educational needs school: Listening to the ambitions of autistic children and their teachers. Interaction Studies, 23(2), 204-242. https://doi.org/10.1075/is.21031.new

Social robots have the potential to support autistic school children with their wellbeing. This research reveals how a co-design approach with autistic children and their teachers was undertaken. Focus groups with autistic children and teachers colla... Read More about Co-designing a social robot in a special educational needs school: Listening to the ambitions of autistic children and their teachers.

50 ways to regeneratively reimagine our High Streets. A co-creating workshop. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Sara, R., Rice, L., & Doron, H. (2022, November). 50 ways to regeneratively reimagine our High Streets. A co-creating workshop. Presented at Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference 'Building Ground for Climate Collectivism', Pratt Institute, New York, US

This co-authoring workshop provides a collectivist space for participants who have been involved in radical rethinking of High Streets/Main streets internationally to work together and contribute to the future and imagined role of these spaces. Tradi... Read More about 50 ways to regeneratively reimagine our High Streets. A co-creating workshop..

“It’s important to think of Pepper as a teaching aid or resource external to the classroom”: A social robot in a school for autistic children (2022)
Journal Article
Lemaignan, S., Newbutt, N., Rice, L., & Daly, J. (in press). “It’s important to think of Pepper as a teaching aid or resource external to the classroom”: A social robot in a school for autistic children. International Journal of Social Robotics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-022-00928-4

For a period of 3 weeks in June 2021, we embedded a social robot (Softbank Pepper) in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school for autistic children. The robot’s behaviours and integration into the school were co-designed with the children and teache... Read More about “It’s important to think of Pepper as a teaching aid or resource external to the classroom”: A social robot in a school for autistic children.

Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues (2022)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Palaniswamy, U., Bhat, L., Ramesh Babu Pushparaj, R., Rajasekharan Nayar, K., …Rice, L. (2022). Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues. Healthcare, 10(5), Article 770. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10050770

The COVID-19-pandemic-related economic and social crises are leading to huge challenges for all spheres of human life across the globe. Various challenges highlighted by this pandemic include, but are not limited to, the need for global health cooper... Read More about Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues.

Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index (2022)
Journal Article
Kantamaneni, K., Panneer, S., Sudha Rani, N. N., Palaniswamy, U., Bhat, L. D., Jimenez-Bescos, C., & Rice, L. (2022). Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index. Sustainability, 14(6), Article 3472. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063472

Coastal hazards, particularly cyclones, floods, erosion and storm surges, are emerging as a cause for major concern in the coastal regions of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Serious coastal disaster events have become more common in recent decades... Read More about Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index.

A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India (2022)
Journal Article
George, S. L., Kantamaneni, K., V, R. A., Prasad, K. A., Shekhar, S., Panneer, S., …Balasubramani, K. (2022). A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India. Earth, 3(1), 383-400. https://doi.org/10.3390/earth3010023

The coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India, are prone to floods, the most common disaster experienced in this region almost every year. This research aims to identify flood risks in the coastal plain region of Tamil Nadu, delineated through a watershed... Read More about A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India.

The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries (2022)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Akkayasamy, V. S., Susairaj, A. X., Panda, P. K., Acharya, S. S., …Pushparaj, R. R. B. (2022). The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(1), Article 610. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19010610

Concern for public health has been growing with the increasing volume of cases of COVID-19 in India. To combat this pandemic, India has implemented nationwide lockdowns, and unlocking phases continue with certain restrictions in different parts of th... Read More about The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries.

Indicators of healthy architecture: Lessons for practice from a systematic literature review (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L., & Drane, M. (2021, October). Indicators of healthy architecture: Lessons for practice from a systematic literature review. Presented at 5th Healthy City Design 2021 International Congress, Virtual

This themed paper develops the findings of Indicators of Healthy Architecture—a Systematic Literature Review (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-020-00469-z) including consideration of implications for built environment practitioners and how this informs... Read More about Indicators of healthy architecture: Lessons for practice from a systematic literature review.

UNICEF guidance on AI for children: Application to the design of a social robot for and with autistic children (2021)
Presentation / Conference
lemaignan, S., newbutt, N., Rice, L., daly, J., & charisi, V. (2021, September). UNICEF guidance on AI for children: Application to the design of a social robot for and with autistic children. Paper presented at IROS: The Roles of Robotics in Achieving the UN's Social Development Goals, Prague

For a period of three weeks in June 2021, we embedded a social robot (Softbank Pepper) in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school, with a focus on supporting the well-being of autistic children. Our methodology to design and embed the robot among th... Read More about UNICEF guidance on AI for children: Application to the design of a social robot for and with autistic children.

Building the business case for Healthy Cities; Counting the cost of diseasogenic cities (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2021, February). Building the business case for Healthy Cities; Counting the cost of diseasogenic cities. Presented at Economics Webinar Series, Malaysia

The presentation examines the economic implications of the relationship between the design of cities and urban areas and the resultant health outcomes for the human population. There is now good evidence linking the design of urban areas to differing... Read More about Building the business case for Healthy Cities; Counting the cost of diseasogenic cities.

Multistakeholder participation in disaster management—the case of the covid-19 pandemic (2021)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Pushparaj, R. R. B., Shekhar, S., Bhat, L., & Rice, L. (2021). Multistakeholder participation in disaster management—the case of the covid-19 pandemic. Healthcare, 9(2), 203-222. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9020203

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting society’s health, economy, environment and development. COVID-19 has claimed many lives across the globe and severely impacted the livelihood of a considerable section of the world’s popul... Read More about Multistakeholder participation in disaster management—the case of the covid-19 pandemic.

Designing healthy and sustainable cities: Public health and architecture for wellbeing (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2021, February). Designing healthy and sustainable cities: Public health and architecture for wellbeing. Presented at Resilient and Liveable City Planning Conference, India

In light of the climate crisis and emerging health challenges, there is an urgent need to address these issues in an integrated approach. The presentation highlights how the design (and retrofit) of the built environment can help to improve both huma... Read More about Designing healthy and sustainable cities: Public health and architecture for wellbeing.

Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the global south (2021)
Book Chapter
Rice, L. (2021). Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the global south. In A. A. R. Ioris (Ed.), Environment and Development: Challenges, Policies and Practices (37-65). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55416-3_2

There are growing urban health issues globally, whereby social and environmental living conditions in cities and towns are contributing to poor health outcomes. The Global South is predicted to house almost all new cities and the majority of all urba... Read More about Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the global south.

Healthy BIM: The feasibility of integrating architecture health indicators using a building information model (BIM) computer system (2020)
Journal Article
Rice, L. (2021). Healthy BIM: The feasibility of integrating architecture health indicators using a building information model (BIM) computer system. Archnet-IJAR, 15(1), 252-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/arch-07-2020-0133

Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced billions of people into lockdown; foregrounding the important relationship between architecture and health. In this context, there is heightened urgency for the construction sector to improve the healthiness... Read More about Healthy BIM: The feasibility of integrating architecture health indicators using a building information model (BIM) computer system.

Da–Sein Dwellings: An exploration into the meaningful aspects of home and its relationship to human needs (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Dahlia, T., Sara, R., & Rice, L. (2020, November). Da–Sein Dwellings: An exploration into the meaningful aspects of home and its relationship to human needs. Presented at Architectural Humanities Research Association ‘Housing and the City', University of Nottingham, UK

The act of dwelling is a primal creation of meaningful place and something that every human strives to achieve (Seamon and Mugerauer, 1985), and as such the home ''is very charged with meaning because it is closely involved with the most intimate asp... Read More about Da–Sein Dwellings: An exploration into the meaningful aspects of home and its relationship to human needs.

After Covid-19: Urban design as spatial medicine (2020)
Journal Article
Rice, L. (2023). After Covid-19: Urban design as spatial medicine. URBAN DESIGN International, 28, 97–102. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41289-020-00142-6

This article draws out key implications for urban designers from the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly the relation between urban design and health. The entire world is facing the same acute health emergency of Covid-19 which is already impacting half... Read More about After Covid-19: Urban design as spatial medicine.

Indicators of healthy architecture: A systematic literature review (2020)
Journal Article
Rice, L., & Drane, M. (2020). Indicators of healthy architecture: A systematic literature review. Journal of Urban Health, 97, 899–911. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-020-00469-z

The design of the built environment plays an important role as a determinant of health. As a society, we are spending an increasing proportion of our time indoors and now spend over 80% of our life inside, so the design of buildings can greatly impac... Read More about Indicators of healthy architecture: A systematic literature review.

Towards an architecture for wellbeing (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Rice, L., & Sara, R. (2020). Towards an architecture for wellbeing. In 7th International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Built Environment Proceedings. , (75-85)

Architectural design can have profound implications on human health and planetary wellbeing. The built environment is currently one of the most important determinants of health and wellbeing. As human health comprises of physical, mental and social a... Read More about Towards an architecture for wellbeing.

Evaluating a workforce development programme: Bringing public health into architecture education in England (2020)
Journal Article
Marsh, R., Marco, E., Pilkington, P., & Rice, L. (2022). Evaluating a workforce development programme: Bringing public health into architecture education in England. Cities and Health, 6(2), 326-338. https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1736738

Architects can play a key role in the wider public health workforce, in ensuring building and urban design is health promoting. However, there is no requirement to teach health by architectural accreditation bodies across Europe. To evaluate the long... Read More about Evaluating a workforce development programme: Bringing public health into architecture education in England.