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The extent and nature of sustainable building in England: An analysis of progress (2007)
Journal Article
Williams, K., & Lindsay, M. (2007). The extent and nature of sustainable building in England: An analysis of progress. Planning Theory and Practice, 8(1), 31-49. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649350601158113

In England, the government has pursued an agenda for a more sustainable built environment for over a decade. Yet it is difficult to know how much progress has been made. This article presents the findings of research that attempts to quantify and des... Read More about The extent and nature of sustainable building in England: An analysis of progress.

A framework for assessing the sustainability of brownfield developments (2007)
Journal Article
Williams, K., & Dair, C. (2007). A framework for assessing the sustainability of brownfield developments. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 50(1), 23-40. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640560601048275

In England, the development of urban brownfield sites is a significant planning policy aimed at supporting urban regeneration and protecting the countryside. Brownfield sites are required, in policy, to be developed in a sustainable way. However, det... Read More about A framework for assessing the sustainability of brownfield developments.

Sustainable land reuse: The influence of different stakeholders in achieving sustainable brownfield developments in England (2006)
Journal Article
Dair, C. M., Dair, C. M., & Williams, K. (2006). Sustainable land reuse: The influence of different stakeholders in achieving sustainable brownfield developments in England. Environment and Planning A, 38(7), 1345-1366. https://doi.org/10.1068/a37370

The UK government has made the sustainable reuse of land a strong policy aim in its sustainable development and planning strategies. However, in this paper we present research into recent urban brownfield redevelopments in England that shows that man... Read More about Sustainable land reuse: The influence of different stakeholders in achieving sustainable brownfield developments in England.

Assessing sustainability at the development site scale (2004)
Presentation / Conference
Dair, C., & Williams, K. (2004, March). Assessing sustainability at the development site scale. Paper presented at Planning and Development Research Conference, People and Place: Common Issues

The accessibility of public spaces for people with dementia: A new priority for the 'open city' (2003)
Journal Article
Blackman, T., Mitchell, L., Burton, E., Jenks, M., Parsons, M., Raman, S., & Williams, K. (2003). The accessibility of public spaces for people with dementia: A new priority for the 'open city'. Disability and Society, 18(3), 357-371. https://doi.org/10.1080/0968759032000052914

The social model of disability de-medicalises disability and politicises it as an issue of universal rights. However, the rights of people with dementia have been less strongly advocated than those of people with physical disabilities. This is partic... Read More about The accessibility of public spaces for people with dementia: A new priority for the 'open city'.

Making the outside world dementia-friendly: Design issues and considerations (2003)
Journal Article
Mitchell, L., Burton, E., Raman, S., Blackman, T., Jenks, M., & Williams, K. (2003). Making the outside world dementia-friendly: Design issues and considerations. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 30(4), 605-632. https://doi.org/10.1068/b29100

Design guidelines for dementia care homes have, in recent years, acknowledged the important role the internal environment plays in influencing the functional capabilities and emotional well-being of people with dementia. However, although the majorit... Read More about Making the outside world dementia-friendly: Design issues and considerations.