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Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South (2021)
Book Chapter
Rice, L. (2021). Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South. In A. A. R. Ioris (Ed.), Environment and Development: Challenges, Policies and Practices (37-65). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55416-3

There are growing urban health issues globally, whereby social and environmental living conditions in cities and towns are contributing to poor health outcomes. As the Global South is predicted to house almost all new cities and the majority of all u... Read More about Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South.

Building the business case for Healthy Cities; Counting the cost of diseasogenic cities (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2021, February). Building the business case for Healthy Cities; Counting the cost of diseasogenic cities. Presented at Economics Webinar Series, Malaysia

The presentation examines the economic implications of the relationship between the design of cities and urban areas and the resultant health outcomes for the human population. There is now good evidence linking the design of urban areas to differing... Read More about Building the business case for Healthy Cities; Counting the cost of diseasogenic cities.

Multistakeholder participation in disaster management—the case of the covid-19 pandemic (2021)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Pushparaj, R. R. B., Shekhar, S., Bhat, L., & Rice, L. (2021). Multistakeholder participation in disaster management—the case of the covid-19 pandemic. Healthcare, 9(2), 203-222. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9020203

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting society’s health, economy, environment and development. COVID-19 has claimed many lives across the globe and severely impacted the livelihood of a considerable section of the world’s popul... Read More about Multistakeholder participation in disaster management—the case of the covid-19 pandemic.

Designing healthy and sustainable cities: Public health and architecture for wellbeing (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2021, February). Designing healthy and sustainable cities: Public health and architecture for wellbeing. Presented at Resilient and Liveable City Planning Conference, India

In light of the climate crisis and emerging health challenges, there is an urgent need to address these issues in an integrated approach. The presentation highlights how the design (and retrofit) of the built environment can help to improve both huma... Read More about Designing healthy and sustainable cities: Public health and architecture for wellbeing.

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.

A health map for architecture: The determinants of health and wellbeing in buildings (2019)
Book Chapter
Rice, L. (2019). A health map for architecture: The determinants of health and wellbeing in buildings. In M. Jones, L. Rice, & F. Meraz (Eds.), Designing for Health and Wellbeing: Home, City, Society, 155-184. Vernon Press

The health crisis facing society, whereby most humans suffer illness, is related to the design of the built environment. The chapter identifies key issues for built environment design professionals to improve the health of architectural environments.... Read More about A health map for architecture: The determinants of health and wellbeing in buildings.

Designing for Health & Wellbeing: Home, City, Society (2019)
Book
Meraz, F., Rice, L., & Jones, M. (2019). F. Meraz, L. Rice, & M. Jones (Eds.), Designing for Health & Wellbeing: Home, City, Society. Vernon Press

Rapid urbanization represents major threats and challenges to personal and public health. The World Health Organisation identifies the ‘urban health threat’ as three-fold: infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases; and violence and injury from,... Read More about Designing for Health & Wellbeing: Home, City, Society.

A guide to architecture for the public health workforce (2019)
Journal Article
Marsh, R., Pilkington, P., & Rice, L. (2020). A guide to architecture for the public health workforce. Public Health, 178, 120-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.09.013

Background Public health and environmental challenges facing the world in the 21st century, including the ageing population, increasing urbanisation, rise of non-communicable diseases and climate instability, require an interdisciplinary response.... Read More about A guide to architecture for the public health workforce.

Nature-based solutions for urban development and tourism (2019)
Journal Article
Rice, L. (in press). Nature-based solutions for urban development and tourism. International Journal of Tourism Cities, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-05-2019-0069

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how nature-based solutions (NBS) are being used in city areas to improve environmental conditions and increase tourism. This research examines the drivers behind, and impacts of, the application of NBS... Read More about Nature-based solutions for urban development and tourism.

The role of data analytics in coproducing healthy cities (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2019, July). The role of data analytics in coproducing healthy cities. Paper presented at Urban analytics at the interface between environment, human health and behaviour

Creating ‘Healthy Cities’ is one of the grand challenges facing society in the 21st Century part of which requires imaginative, interdisciplinary research practices. The research explores the emerging relationship between innovative data analytic tec... Read More about The role of data analytics in coproducing healthy cities.

Codesigning a low-carbon roadmap for healthy architecture (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2019, June). Codesigning a low-carbon roadmap for healthy architecture. Paper presented at Transitioning to Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Buildings - Developing a Roadmap for Jordan

Over the last two decades, there has been considerable progress in developing solutions (mostly technological) for the design and construction of sustainable, low-carbon architecture and built environment. More recently, there has been success (albei... Read More about Codesigning a low-carbon roadmap for healthy architecture.

Codesigning blue infrastructure and water resources for healthier built environments (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L. (2019, April). Codesigning blue infrastructure and water resources for healthier built environments. Paper presented at Water Resources: management and sustainability in Jordan from pre-history to the future

Urban water management plays an important role as part of delivering healthy built and natural environments. With over half of the world population using poor or inappropriate sanitation, cities and buildings are a significant cause of contamination... Read More about Codesigning blue infrastructure and water resources for healthier built environments.

The nature and extent of healthy architecture: the current state of progress (2019)
Journal Article
Rice, L. (2019). The nature and extent of healthy architecture: the current state of progress. Archnet-IJAR, 13(2), 244-259. https://doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-11-2018-0005

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The design of the built environment is a determinant of health. Accordingly, there is an increasing need for greater harmonization of the architectural profession and public health. However, there is a lac... Read More about The nature and extent of healthy architecture: the current state of progress.