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Healthy architecture: Designing health into architectural research (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2017, May). Healthy architecture: Designing health into architectural research. Presented at Design Research: Process and Authorship, Bristol, Uk

As a society, we spend 90% of out time indoors and only 10% outdoors. Yet much of the focus for healthy cities is on outdoor space and external environments. Whilst it is important to consider all aspects of a healthy city, at present there is a disp... Read More about Healthy architecture: Designing health into architectural research.

Attractive, climate-adapted and sustainable? Public perception of non-native planting in the designed urban landscape (2017)
Journal Article
Hoyle, H., Hitchmough, J., & Jorgensen, A. (2017). Attractive, climate-adapted and sustainable? Public perception of non-native planting in the designed urban landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning, 164, 49-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.03.009

© 2017 The Authors Throughout Europe climate change has rendered many plant species used in contemporary urban planting design less fit for use in public greenspaces. A growing evidence base exists for the ecological value of introducing non-native s... Read More about Attractive, climate-adapted and sustainable? Public perception of non-native planting in the designed urban landscape.

Healthy cities: The evidence and what to do with it (2017)
Journal Article
Carmichael, L. (2017). Healthy cities: The evidence and what to do with it. Urban Design -New Series-, 142, 20-22

Laurence Carmichael shows how urban designers can help improve wellbeing

House of Lords: Revised transcript of evidence taken before The Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment (2016)
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The Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/built-environment/publications/

The document is a transcript of evidence taken before The Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment Inquiry on BUILT ENVIRONMENT. The three Witnesses were: Dr Laurence Carmichael, Co-ordinator, WHO Collaborating Centre for Heal... Read More about House of Lords: Revised transcript of evidence taken before The Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment.

Towards the sixth ministerial conference on environment and health: Which role for cities and sub-national level of government (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Carmichael, L. (2016, December). Towards the sixth ministerial conference on environment and health: Which role for cities and sub-national level of government. Paper presented at Environment and health for European cities in the 21st century: Making a difference - Stakeholders consultation, Utrecht, The Netherlands

This presentation introduces the background document: environment and health for European cities in the 21st century: making a difference". The document itself will be launched at the 6th ministerial conference on environment and health, in Ostrava,... Read More about Towards the sixth ministerial conference on environment and health: Which role for cities and sub-national level of government.

Report of the ESRC roundtable: A cross-sector approach to creating healthy cities – Delivering quality housing in post-Brexit Britain, Houses of Parliament 1st November 2016 (2016)
Presentation / Conference
carmichael, L., ogilvie, F., & Lock, K. (2016, December). Report of the ESRC roundtable: A cross-sector approach to creating healthy cities – Delivering quality housing in post-Brexit Britain, Houses of Parliament 1st November 2016. Paper presented at ESRC roundtable: A cross-sector approach to creating healthy cities – Delivering quality housing in post-Brexit Britain, Houses of Parliament

This report presents the findings of a roundtable held in the Houses of Parliament on 1st November 2016 with stakeholders, policy-makers in the development process and planning policies in the UK and researchers. The roundtable part of an ESRC spons... Read More about Report of the ESRC roundtable: A cross-sector approach to creating healthy cities – Delivering quality housing in post-Brexit Britain, Houses of Parliament 1st November 2016.

Putting the pieces together in Reuniting Planning and Health – Lessons from an ESRC seminar series (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Carmichael, L. (2016, December). Putting the pieces together in Reuniting Planning and Health – Lessons from an ESRC seminar series. Presented at Launch event of the Town & Country Planning Special Edition on Planning for Health, TCPA, London

Invited presentation for the Launch event of the Town & Country Planning special edition on planning for health, 1st December 2016, TCPA London

Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space (2016)
Journal Article
Southon, G., Jorgensen, A., Dunnett, N., Hoyle, H., & Evans, K. (2017). Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space. Landscape and Urban Planning, 158, 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.08.003

We used photo-elicitation studies and a controlled perennial meadow creation experiment at ten urban green-spaces in southern England (five experimental sites and five control sites) to assess green-space visitors’ responses to urban meadows. Multipl... Read More about Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space.

Evidence base for health and planning – lessons from an ESRC seminar series (2016)
Journal Article
Carmichael, L., Lock, K., Sweeting, D., Townshend, T., & Fischer, T. B. (2016). Evidence base for health and planning – lessons from an ESRC seminar series. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 85(11), 461-464

The article looks at the lessons on the health and planning evidence base, evidence-sharing and integration that have been emerging from an ESRC seminar series on reuniting health and planning bringing together academics and planning and public healt... Read More about Evidence base for health and planning – lessons from an ESRC seminar series.

The political space of design research (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2016, May). The political space of design research. Presented at Process and Space - The Political Turn of Design Research Symposium, Bristol, UK

The research explores the political implications of the design, governance, and ownership of public space and architectural environments. There are myriad criticisms of the current diminution of public space and the shift towards privately-owned and... Read More about The political space of design research.

2016Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems for people and planet: Partnerships to jointly deliver on the environmental dimension of Agenda 2030 (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Carmichael, L. (2016, April). 2016Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems for people and planet: Partnerships to jointly deliver on the environmental dimension of Agenda 2030. Presented at Preparing for the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2), London, UK

Preparing for the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) The paper contributes to a meeting of the UN Stakeholder forum in London addressing the healthy planet, healthy people agenda. Is this the time for a major global push forward on sec... Read More about 2016Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems for people and planet: Partnerships to jointly deliver on the environmental dimension of Agenda 2030.

National and local initiatives for closer working between planning and health (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Carmichael, L. (2016, April). National and local initiatives for closer working between planning and health. Presented at Fuse (Centre for translational research in public health) Quarterly Research Meetings: reuniting planning and health, Fuse (Centre for translational research in public health), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

This is a presentation for the fourth ESRC seminar on “Reuniting Planning and Health” held on 7 April 2016, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Re-uniting Planning and Health: tackling the implementation gaps in evidence, governance and knowledge, funded by... Read More about National and local initiatives for closer working between planning and health.

Sustainable travel and team dynamics among mobile health professionals (2016)
Journal Article
Melia, S. (2016). Sustainable travel and team dynamics among mobile health professionals. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 10(2), 131-138. https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2013.869705

© 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study explores the potential for more sustainable patterns of travel by mobile health professionals. It also explores the relationships between their travel for work and their modal choices in commuting and... Read More about Sustainable travel and team dynamics among mobile health professionals.

Growing Together: A mixed methods evaluation of a community gardening project delivered by a social housing association. Year 1 (2016)
Report
Jones, M., & Pitt, H. (2016). Growing Together: A mixed methods evaluation of a community gardening project delivered by a social housing association. Year 1

Growing Together is a community gardening project delivered by Alliance Homes on the Bournville estate, Weston-super-Mare. This is the first year report on a mixed methods evaluation of the project. The record includes a summary version of the re... Read More about Growing Together: A mixed methods evaluation of a community gardening project delivered by a social housing association. Year 1.

Briefing for design commission evidence session 2: Health and wellbeing (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Carmichael, L. (2015, October). Briefing for design commission evidence session 2: Health and wellbeing. Presented at All Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group: Evidence Session, Houses of Parliament, London, UK

Briefing Notes and Context The debate about the extent to which, and in what ways, our behaviour is affected by the built environment is not new. Whilst we might use emerging technology, visualising techniques and different data streams to extrapol... Read More about Briefing for design commission evidence session 2: Health and wellbeing.

Addressing health challenges: the role of urban planning and design (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Carmichael, L. (2015, October). Addressing health challenges: the role of urban planning and design. Presented at The National Urban Design Conference 2015 - Bristol. Development, Design and Profit in C21. How developers and society can profit from well designed towns and cities, Bristol

The Bristol method: How to reduce traffic and its impacts (2015)
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Barnes, J., Crawshaw, S., Parkhurst, G., Toy, J., Robinson, B., Ricci, M., …Davis, A. (2015). The Bristol method: How to reduce traffic and its impacts. Bristol

THE BRISTOL METHOD The Bristol Method is a knowledge-transfer programme aimed at helping people in other cities understand and apply the lessons that Bristol has learned in becoming a more sustainable city, not just in 2015 but in the last decade.... Read More about The Bristol method: How to reduce traffic and its impacts.

Planning policy’s role in addressing health challenges (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Carmichael, L. (2015, September). Planning policy’s role in addressing health challenges. Presented at Westminster Briefing: Planning Healthy Communities, London

The role of planning in public health is vital to promoting physical and mental wellbeing. The National Planning Policy Framework highlights the need to include public health considerations in all planning decisions. Furthermore, as public health dut... Read More about Planning policy’s role in addressing health challenges.