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Urban redevelopment of contaminated sites: A review of scientific evidence and practical knowledge on environmental and health issues (2021)
Report
Regional Office for Europe, W. Urban redevelopment of contaminated sites: A review of scientific evidence and practical knowledge on environmental and health issues. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe

Across the WHO European Region, the urban population is growing steadily and demand for land is rapidly increasing. Revitalizing and/or remediating industrial sites and contaminated land present an opportunity for sustainable urban development and re... Read More about Urban redevelopment of contaminated sites: A review of scientific evidence and practical knowledge on environmental and health issues.

Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Williams, K., Marco, E., Oliveira, S., & Sinnett, D. (2021, April). Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design. Paper presented at Housing Studies Association Annual Conference

In the field of architecture, there has been little research on how the accumulation of material possessions is impacting on space for living in the home. There has been little understanding of what households own, collect, store and dispose of, nor... Read More about Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design.

Exposure to green space and prevention of anxiety and depression among young people in urban settings: A global scoping review (2021)
Journal Article
Reece, R., Bray, I., Sinnett, D., Hayward, R., & Martin, F. (in press). Exposure to green space and prevention of anxiety and depression among young people in urban settings: A global scoping review. Journal of Public Mental Health,

Purpose There is a mental health crisis, particularly among young people. Despite many young people living in urban settings, reviews about the association between exposure to green or natural environments and mental health tend to focus on either c... Read More about Exposure to green space and prevention of anxiety and depression among young people in urban settings: A global scoping review.

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. Design Journal,

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.

Mitigating air pollution and the urban heat island effect: The roles of urban trees (2020)
Book Chapter
Sinnett, D. (2021). Mitigating air pollution and the urban heat island effect: The roles of urban trees. In I. Douglas, D. Goode, M. Houck, & D. Maddox (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology (1176). (2nd ed). Routledge

Trees in the urban environment have been proposed as one mechanism to reduce air pollution and the impacts of the UHI in cities. There are now policies and initiatives in place globally to increase the canopy cover in our neighbourhoods. Trees have n... Read More about Mitigating air pollution and the urban heat island effect: The roles of urban trees.

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, 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