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Systematic review of the health and equity impacts of remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites (2022)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Bray, I., Baranyi, G., Braubach, M., & Netanyanhu, S. (2022). Systematic review of the health and equity impacts of remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19095278

(1) Background: Globally there is a vast legacy of contaminated sites from past industrial, commercial and military activity, waste disposal, and mineral extraction. This review examined the extent to which the remediation of contaminated sites reduc... Read More about Systematic review of the health and equity impacts of remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites.

Architects’ ‘enforced togetherness’: New design affordances of the home (2022)
Journal Article
Marco, E., Tahsiri, M., Sinnett, D., & Oliveira, S. (2022). Architects’ ‘enforced togetherness’: New design affordances of the home. Buildings and Cities, 3(1), 168-185. https://doi.org/10.5334/bc.189

Lockdown impositions have impacted people’s lives, their health and wellbeing, changing the ways in which dwellings are used and occupied. Spaces within the home have had to be rapidly renegotiated, redesigned and resynchronised in ways not yet fully... Read More about Architects’ ‘enforced togetherness’: New design affordances of the home.

Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services (2021)
Journal Article
McClymont, K., & Sinnett, D. (2021). Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, https://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2021.789925

Cemeteries are often included in typologies of green infrastructure features, but there has been little exploration of their role within a multifunctional network of green infrastructure. This paper uses national greenspace data to map the contributi... Read More about Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services.

Achieving tree canopy cover targets: A case study of Bristol, UK (2021)
Journal Article
Walters, M., & Sinnett, D. (2021). Achieving tree canopy cover targets: A case study of Bristol, UK. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 65, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127296

Many cities are increasing urban canopy cover to mitigate the impacts of urbanisation and climate change. Ambitious canopy cover targets are being implemented, with little consideration on how best to achieve them. The City of Bristol has recently pu... Read More about Achieving tree canopy cover targets: A case study of Bristol, UK.

The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography (2021)
Journal Article
Marco, E., Sinnett, D., Oliveira, S., & Williams, K. (2021). The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography. Design Journal, 24(6), 843-864. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2021.1949237

This study explores 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 visual probe in a s... Read More about The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography.

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. (2021). 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, 20(2), 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMH-02-2021-0030

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.

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.

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.