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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.

The influences of neighbourhood design and quality on residents’ use of public open space (2015)
Book Chapter
Sinnett, D., Williams, K., Lindsay, M., & Dair, C. (2015). The influences of neighbourhood design and quality on residents’ use of public open space. In N. Smith, S. Burgess, & D. Sinnett (Eds.), Handbook on Green Infrastructure: Planning, Design and Implementation, 260-280. Edward Elgar

Good quality public open space (POS) is now an essential component of neighbourhood planning and design. The impact of the quality, design and maintenance of POS on their use has been documented. However, the role that the surrounding neighbourhood m... Read More about The influences of neighbourhood design and quality on residents’ use of public open space.

Neighbourhood designs and sustainable lifestyles (2010)
Book Chapter
Williams, K., Dair, C., & Lindsay, M. (2010). Neighbourhood designs and sustainable lifestyles. In M. Janks, & C. Jones (Eds.), Dimensions of the Sustainable City, 183-214. Springer

What is hindering adaptation to climate change in the English suburbs, and what would help facilitate action?
Book Chapter
Smith, I. S., Williams, K., & Gupta, R. What is hindering adaptation to climate change in the English suburbs, and what would help facilitate action?. In T. Dixon, S. Lannon, M. Hunt, & M. Eames (Eds.), Retrofitting Cities for Tomorrow’s World,John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Climate change makes many challenges on suburban areas. This chapter focuses on one of the multiple problematics of climate change: the challenge of overheating. Reporting on evidence from the EPSRC-funded SNACC project (EP/G061289/1), the chapter... Read More about What is hindering adaptation to climate change in the English suburbs, and what would help facilitate action?.