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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.

Rethinking ‘future nature’ through a transatlantic research collaboration: Climate-adapted urban green infrastructure for human wellbeing and biodiversity (2020)
Journal Article
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)
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.

What is urban nature and how do we perceive it? (2020)
Book Chapter
Hoyle, H. (2020). What is urban nature and how do we perceive it?. In Naturally Challenged: Contested Perceptions and Practices in Urban Green Spaces. Cities and Nature (9-36). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44480-8_2

This chapter discusses the complexities and apparent contradictions in defining ‘nature’ and ‘urban nature’ in the context of human-nature interactions. It explains why urban nature is so important to human health and well-being at this point in the... Read More about What is urban nature and how do we perceive it?.

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.

Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies? (2020)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.