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Making demands on government: Theorizing determinants of backyard residents' collective action in Cape Town, South Africa (2023)
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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)
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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.

“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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

Multistakeholder participation in disaster management—the case of the covid-19 pandemic (2021)
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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.

Healthy BIM: The feasibility of integrating architecture health indicators using a building information model (BIM) computer system (2020)
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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.

After Covid-19: Urban design as spatial medicine (2020)
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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.

Rethinking ‘future nature’ through a transatlantic research collaboration: Climate-adapted urban green infrastructure for human wellbeing and biodiversity (2020)
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Hoyle, H. E., & Sant’Anna, C. G. (2023). Rethinking ‘future nature’ through a transatlantic research collaboration: Climate-adapted urban green infrastructure for human wellbeing and biodiversity. Landscape Research, 48(4), 460-476. https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2020.1829573

With climate change arguably the greatest threat facing our planet, we are witnessing unprecedented losses of biodiversity and growing human health challenges. The need to prioritise urban green infrastructure (UGI) has never been so great. As two re... Read More about Rethinking ‘future nature’ through a transatlantic research collaboration: Climate-adapted urban green infrastructure for human wellbeing and biodiversity.

Indicators of healthy architecture: A systematic literature review (2020)
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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.

Evaluating a workforce development programme: Bringing public health into architecture education in England (2020)
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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.

Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies? (2020)
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Carmichael, L., Prestwood, E., Marsh, R., Ige, J., Williams, B., Pilkington, P., …Michalec, A. (2020). Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?. Science of the Total Environment, 719, Article 137146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137146

Research has demonstrated that housing quality is a key urban intervention in reducing health risks and improving climate resilience, addressing a key ambition of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Yet housing quality remains a problem... Read More about Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?.

Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place (2020)
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Hambleton, R. (2020). Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place. Cities and Health, 4(2), 221-228. https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2019.1693793

Creating healthy cities requires the exercise of bold city and community leadership. However, our understanding of the role of local leadership, from inside and outside the state, in bringing about processes that can co-create healthy, just and susta... Read More about Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place.

A guide to architecture for the public health workforce (2019)
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Marsh, R., Pilkington, P., & Rice, L. (2020). A guide to architecture for the public health workforce. Public Health, 178, 120-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.09.013

Background Public health and environmental challenges facing the world in the 21st century, including the ageing population, increasing urbanisation, rise of non-communicable diseases and climate instability, require an interdisciplinary response.... Read More about A guide to architecture for the public health workforce.

Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity (2019)
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Norton, B. A., Bending, G. D., Clark, R., Corstanje, R., Dunnett, N., Evans, K. L., …Warren, P. H. (2019). Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity. Ecological Applications, 29(6), Article e01946. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1946

There are increasing calls to provide greenspace in urban areas, yet the ecological quality, as well as quantity, of greenspace is important. Short mown grassland designed for recreational use is the dominant form of urban greenspace in temperate reg... Read More about Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity.

What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces (2019)
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Hoyle, H., Jorgensen, A., & Hitchmough, J. D. (2019). What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces. People and Nature, 1(2), 167-180. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.19

1. The multiple benefits of ‘nature’ for human health and well-being have been documented at an increasing rate over the past 30 years. A growing body of research also demonstrates the positive well-being benefits of nature-connectedness. There is, h... Read More about What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces.

The nature and extent of healthy architecture: the current state of progress (2019)
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Rice, L. (2019). The nature and extent of healthy architecture: the current state of progress. Archnet-IJAR, 13(2), 244-259. https://doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-11-2018-0005

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The design of the built environment is a determinant of health. Accordingly, there is an increasing need for greater harmonization of the architectural profession and public health. However, there is a lac... Read More about The nature and extent of healthy architecture: the current state of progress.

The transformation of agro-climatic resources of the Altai region under changing climate conditions (2019)
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Maximova, N., Kantamaneni, K., Morkovkin, G., Arnaut, D., & Rice, L. (2019). The transformation of agro-climatic resources of the Altai region under changing climate conditions. Agriculture, 9(4), 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9040068

© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This research examines the transformation of the agro-climatic conditions of the Altai region as a result of climate change. The climate of the Altai region in Russia is sharply continental an... Read More about The transformation of agro-climatic resources of the Altai region under changing climate conditions.