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Healthy BIM: The feasibility of integrating architecture health indicators using a building information model (BIM) computer system (2020)
Journal Article
Rice, L. (2020). Healthy BIM: The feasibility of integrating architecture health indicators using a building information model (BIM) computer system. Archnet-IJAR, 15(1), 252-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/arch-07-2020-0133

Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced billions of people into lockdown; foregrounding the important relationship between architecture and health. In this context, there is heightened urgency for the construction sector to improve the healthiness... Read More about Healthy BIM: The feasibility of integrating architecture health indicators using a building information model (BIM) computer system.

After Covid-19: Urban design as spatial medicine (2020)
Journal Article
Rice, L. (in press). After Covid-19: Urban design as spatial medicine. URBAN DESIGN International, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41289-020-00142-6

This article draws out key implications for urban designers from the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly the relation between urban design and health. The entire world is facing the same acute health emergency of Covid-19 which is already impacting half... Read More about After Covid-19: Urban design as spatial medicine.

Indicators of healthy architecture: A systematic literature review (2020)
Journal Article
Rice, L., & Drane, M. (2020). Indicators of healthy architecture: A systematic literature review. Journal of Urban Health, 97, 899–911. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-020-00469-z

The design of the built environment plays an important role as a determinant of health. As a society, we are spending an increasing proportion of our time indoors and now spend over 80% of our life inside, so the design of buildings can greatly impac... Read More about Indicators of healthy architecture: A systematic literature review.

Assessing the vulnerability of agriculture systems to climate change in coastal areas: A novel index (2020)
Journal Article
Campos, L. C., Kantamaneni, K., Yenneti, K., Rice, L., Komali, K., Komali, Y., & Luiza, C. . C. (2020). Assessing the vulnerability of agriculture systems to climate change in coastal areas: A novel index. Sustainability, 12(11), 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114771

This study proposes a novel index to evaluate agricultural vulnerability to climate change in coastal areas, using the case of Andhra Pradesh, the state with the second longest coastline in India. Field data was collected from more than 1000 farmers... Read More about Assessing the vulnerability of agriculture systems to climate change in coastal areas: A novel index.

Towards an architecture for wellbeing (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Rice, L., & Sara, R. (2020). Towards an architecture for wellbeing. In 7th International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Built Environment Proceedings. , (75-85)

Architectural design can have profound implications on human health and planetary wellbeing. The built environment is currently one of the most important determinants of health and wellbeing. As human health comprises of physical, mental and social a... Read More about Towards an architecture for wellbeing.

Austerity urbanism: Connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking (2020)
Journal Article
Sara, R., Jones, M., & Rice, L. (in press). Austerity urbanism: Connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking. CoDesign, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2020.1761985

Austerity has led to a growing interest in small-scale urban practices that engage community groups in participatory placemaking as an alternative to developing government or commercially funded parks and urban spaces. These approaches draw on bottom... Read More about Austerity urbanism: Connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking.

Engaging a wider public health workforce: Bringing public health into architecture education (2020)
Journal Article
Marsh, R., Marco, E., Pilkington, P., & Rice, L. (in press). Engaging a wider public health workforce: Bringing public health into architecture education. Cities and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1736738

Background Architects can play a key role in the wider public health workforce, in ensuring building and urban design is health promoting, however there is no requirement to teach health by architectural accreditation bodies. Objective To evalua... Read More about Engaging a wider public health workforce: Bringing public health into architecture education.