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Rachel Sara

Associate Professor in Low Energy Design in Architecture


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.