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The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography (2020)
Journal Article
Marco-Burguete, E., Williams, K., Oliveira, S., & Sinnett, D. (in press). The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography. (00) Journal Not Listed,

This study provides an exploration of the effectiveness of the architectural model as a means of implementing a sensory ethnographical research methodology. An architectural model, constructed as part of a wider design research approach, became the... Read More about The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography.

Urban form and walkable environments (2020)
Book Chapter
Sinnett, D., & Williams, K. (2020). Urban form and walkable environments. In J. Nelson, & C. Mulley (Eds.), Urban Form and Accessibility: Social, Economic and Environment Impacts (141-156). Elsevier

This chapter presents the evidence on the relationship between urban form and walking behaviours. Globally, lack of physical activity is a major public health concern, and regular walking has the potential to offer an accessible and achievable form o... Read More about Urban form and walkable environments.

Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool in examining the preferences of residents in metal mining areas (2020)
Journal Article
Sardo, A. M., & Sinnett, D. (2020). Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool in examining the preferences of residents in metal mining areas. Frontiers in Communication, 5(55), https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2020.00055

In this study, we describe and present an evaluation of how the Q Method was used to engage members of local communities, to examine how those living in former metal mining landscapes value their heritage and understand their preferences for the long... Read More about Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool in examining the preferences of residents in metal mining areas.

National mineral waste databases as an information source for assessing material recovery potential from mine waste, tailings and metallurgical waste (2020)
Journal Article
Žibret, G., Lemiere, B., Mendez, A., Cormio, C., Sinnett, D., Cleall, P., …Carvalho, M. T. (2020). National mineral waste databases as an information source for assessing material recovery potential from mine waste, tailings and metallurgical waste. Minerals, 10(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/min10050446

We examined the national mine waste registries from seven European countries, created to fulfil the requirements of the “Mine Waste Directive” (2006/21/EC), for their potential use as an initial source of information for the valorisation of specific... Read More about National mineral waste databases as an information source for assessing material recovery potential from mine waste, tailings and metallurgical waste.

An Exploration of Key Concepts in Application of In Situ Processes for Recovery of Resources from High-volume Industrial and Mine Wastes (2019)
Book Chapter
Sinnett, D., Sapsford, D., & Crane, R. (2019). An Exploration of Key Concepts in Application of In Situ Processes for Recovery of Resources from High-volume Industrial and Mine Wastes. In L. E. Macaskie, D. J. Sapsford, & W. M. Mayes (Eds.), Resource Recovery from Wastes: Towards a Circular Economy, (141 - 167). Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788016353

This chapter presents a synthesis of key concepts concerning the potential application of in situ leaching processes for direct and indirect resource recovery (with emphasis on metals) from wastes. The global stocks of industrial and mining wastes (I... Read More about An Exploration of Key Concepts in Application of In Situ Processes for Recovery of Resources from High-volume Industrial and Mine Wastes.

Former metal mining landscapes in England and Wales: Five perspectives from local residents (2019)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D. E., & Sardo, A. M. (2020). Former metal mining landscapes in England and Wales: Five perspectives from local residents. Landscape and Urban Planning, 193, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103685

This study uses Q Method to examine how those living in former metal mining landscapes value this heritage and their preferences for the long-term management of abandoned mine waste. There are around 5000 former metal mines in England and Wales, many... Read More about Former metal mining landscapes in England and Wales: Five perspectives from local residents.

Environmental, health, wellbeing, social and equity effects of urban green space interventions: A meta-narrative evidence synthesis (2019)
Journal Article
Hunter, R. F., Cleland, C., Cleary, A., Droomers, M., Wheeler, B. W., Sinnett, D., …Braubach, M. (2019). Environmental, health, wellbeing, social and equity effects of urban green space interventions: A meta-narrative evidence synthesis. Environment International, 130(104923), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.104923

© 2019 The Authors Background: As populations become increasingly urbanised, the preservation of urban green space (UGS) becomes paramount. UGS is not just dedicated recreational space such as public parks, but other types of informal green space are... Read More about Environmental, health, wellbeing, social and equity effects of urban green space interventions: A meta-narrative evidence synthesis.

Building with nature - Improving standards of GI across the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Jerome, G., & Sinnett, D. (2019). Building with nature - Improving standards of GI across the UK. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 88(5), 161-165

This articles explains how the Building with Nature framework was developed as an aid to specifying what is meant by, and consequently delivering, high-quality green infrastructure.

A framework for assessing the quality of green infrastructure in the built environment in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Jerome, G., Sinnett, D., Burgess, S., Calvert, T., & Mortlock, R. (2019). A framework for assessing the quality of green infrastructure in the built environment in the UK. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 40, 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.04.001

The advocacy argument for green infrastructure has largely been won. Policy and statutory guidance for green infrastructure planning and development exists at international, national and regional/local levels and the functions and benefits of green i... Read More about A framework for assessing the quality of green infrastructure in the built environment in the UK.

Going to waste? The potential impacts on nature conservation and cultural heritage from resource recovery on former mineral extraction sites in England and Wales (2019)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D. (2019). Going to waste? The potential impacts on nature conservation and cultural heritage from resource recovery on former mineral extraction sites in England and Wales. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 62(7), 1227-1248. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2018.1490701

Scarcity of mineral supplies globally means that there is an international effort to examine the potential to extract resources from mine wastes. Such sites are often perceived as degraded and of little value. However, many sites are protected for th... Read More about Going to waste? The potential impacts on nature conservation and cultural heritage from resource recovery on former mineral extraction sites in England and Wales.

Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Margarida, S., & Sinnett, D. (2018, December). Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool. Presented at Science In Public Conference (2018), Cardiff, Wales

There is continuing encouragement for more researchers to engage with the public around their research. One of the goals of public engagement is to ensure that there is public input about policy decisions that may require difficult choices among comp... Read More about Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool.

Setting the Standard for Green Infrastructure: The Need for, and Features of, a Benchmark in England (2018)
Journal Article
Calvert, T., Sinnett, D., Smith, N., Jerome, G., Burgess, S., & King, L. (2018). Setting the Standard for Green Infrastructure: The Need for, and Features of, a Benchmark in England. Planning Practice and Research, 33(5), 558-573. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2018.1531580

© 2018, © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Green infrastructure is an essential component of health and sustainable places. The quality of green infrastructure often represents a missed opportu... Read More about Setting the Standard for Green Infrastructure: The Need for, and Features of, a Benchmark in England.

Former metal mining areas in England and Wales: Local residents’ preferences for the management of wastes (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sinnett, D., & Sardo, A. M. (2018, July). Former metal mining areas in England and Wales: Local residents’ preferences for the management of wastes. Paper presented at The Mine Waste and Tailings Conference 2018

This study uses the Q Method to examine how those living in former metal mining landscapes value this heritage and their preferences for the long-term management of mine waste. Such sites are often perceived as derelict or degraded, and of very littl... Read More about Former metal mining areas in England and Wales: Local residents’ preferences for the management of wastes.

Building with nature - a new benchmark for green infrastructure (2017)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Jerome, G., Burgess, S., Smith, N., & Mortlock, R. (2017). Building with nature - a new benchmark for green infrastructure. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 86(10), 427-431

This paper outlines the aims, development and proposed operation of Building with Nature, a new benchmark for appraising the quality of green infrastructure

Raising the standard: Developing a benchmark for green infrastructure (2017)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Jerome, G., Smith, N., Burgess, S., & Mortlock, R. (2018). Raising the standard: Developing a benchmark for green infrastructure. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 13(2), 226-236. https://doi.org/10.2495/SDP-V13-N2-226-236

© 2018 WIT Press Green infrastructure (GI) is globally recognised as an essential component of liveable and sustainable places. It is valued for its multifunctionality and the connectedness of the individual features to each other, the surrounding co... Read More about Raising the standard: Developing a benchmark for green infrastructure.

Building with nature: A new benchmark for green infrastructure (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sinnett, D., Jerome, G., Burgess, S., Smith, N., & Mortock, R. (2017, September). Building with nature: A new benchmark for green infrastructure

Green infrastructure (GI) is globally recognised as an essential component of liveable and sustainable places. However there is still considerable uncertainty about the best way to design, deliver and maintain GI particularly amongst planners and dev... Read More about Building with nature: A new benchmark for green infrastructure.

Building with nature: A new benchmark for green infrastructure (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sinnett, D., Jerome, G., Burgess, S., Smith, N., & Mortlock, R. (2017, September). Building with nature: A new benchmark for green infrastructure

Green infrastructure (GI) is globally recognised as an essential component of liveable and sustainable places. It is widely acknowledged that it is the primary mechanism for delivering ecosystem services in towns and cities and there is a substantial... Read More about Building with nature: A new benchmark for green infrastructure.

Mining landscapes as a cultural and environmental resource (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sinnett, D. (2017, September). Mining landscapes as a cultural and environmental resource

The UK has a rich metal mining legacy with many thousands of abandoned and restored mines concentrated in areas such as Cornwall, The Pennines and Anglesey. Although former mines and quarries can be perceived as derelict or degraded sites of very lit... Read More about Mining landscapes as a cultural and environmental resource.