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Urban policy in European Cohesion Policy (2021)
Book Chapter
Zimmermann, K., & Atkinson, R. (in press). Urban policy in European Cohesion Policy. In The EU’s Cohesion Policy and Future Spatial Governance: Territorial, Social and Economic Challenges (83-97). New York: Edward Elgar

Since the early 1990s cities have been part of European Cohesion Policy (ECP) and much has been written on the relationship between ECP and cities. We will briefly summarize this process, highlighting the discursive shift from an anti-poverty agenda... Read More about Urban policy in European Cohesion Policy.

Stuff and space in the home: How can an understanding of material possessions help to inform spatial storage design in UK housing? (2021)
Thesis
Marco-Burguete, E. Stuff and space in the home: How can an understanding of material possessions help to inform spatial storage design in UK housing?. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6980748

In the field of architecture, there has been little research on how the accumulation of material possessions is impacting on space for living in the home. There has been little understanding of what households own, collect, store and dispose of, nor... Read More about Stuff and space in the home: How can an understanding of material possessions help to inform spatial storage design in UK housing?.

Urban redevelopment of contaminated sites: A review of scientific evidence and practical knowledge on environmental and health issues (2021)
Report
Regional Office for Europe, W. Urban redevelopment of contaminated sites: A review of scientific evidence and practical knowledge on environmental and health issues. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe

Across the WHO European Region, the urban population is growing steadily and demand for land is rapidly increasing. Revitalizing and/or remediating industrial sites and contaminated land present an opportunity for sustainable urban development and re... Read More about Urban redevelopment of contaminated sites: A review of scientific evidence and practical knowledge on environmental and health issues.

They know they can get away with it’: Housing development, divergent goals and the limits to trust (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Hickman, H., & McClymont, K. (2021, April). They know they can get away with it’: Housing development, divergent goals and the limits to trust. Presented at Housing Studies Association Conference 2021, Online

Presentation to stimulate a panel discussion at the Housing Studies Association Conference 2021 on issues of trust between local authorities and housing developers.

Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Williams, K., Marco, E., Oliveira, S., & Sinnett, D. (2021, April). Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design. Paper presented at Housing Studies Association Annual Conference

In the field of architecture, there has been little research on how the accumulation of material possessions is impacting on space for living in the home. There has been little understanding of what households own, collect, store and dispose of, nor... Read More about Stuff and space in the home: An understanding of material possessions to inform spatial storage design.

Place-based leadership beyond place: The rise of international city diplomacy (2021)
Book Chapter
(2021). Place-based leadership beyond place: The rise of international city diplomacy. In A. Beer, & M. Sotarauta (Eds.), Handbook on City and Regional Leadership (131-151). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

A consequence of globalisation is that place-less leaders, meaning people who are not expected to care about the consequences of their decisions for particular places and communities, have gained extraordinary power and influence. This chapter exami... Read More about Place-based leadership beyond place: The rise of international city diplomacy.

Intersections of (infra)structural violence and cultural inclusion: The geopolitics of minority cemeteries and crematoria provision (2021)
Journal Article
Maddrell, A., McClymont, K., Mathijssen, B., McNally, D., & Beebeejaun, Y. (in press). Intersections of (infra)structural violence and cultural inclusion: The geopolitics of minority cemeteries and crematoria provision. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12437

Building on embodied and de-colonial approaches to geopolitics, this paper examines the relationship between forms of governance in municipal cemetery and crematorium provision and the needs of established minorities, arguing that inadequate infrastr... Read More about Intersections of (infra)structural violence and cultural inclusion: The geopolitics of minority cemeteries and crematoria provision.

Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro / site scale (2021)
Journal Article
McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (in press). Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro / site scale. Town Planning Review,

Planning, at its most basic, is about making better places. In recent years, there has been a positive renewed focus on strengthening the links between planning and the promotion of wellbeing and good health outcomes. This is a welcome emphasis with... Read More about Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro / site scale.

Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking (2020)
Journal Article
Marco-Burguete, E., Katie Williams, E. M., & Oliveira, S. (in press). Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking. Interiority,

Inhabitants of UK housing have more possessions than ever, whilst space for living in standardised houses is at premium. The acquisition of material possessions, and how it affects both space and inhabitants’ wellbeing, has not previously been consi... Read More about Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking.

The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography (2020)
Journal Article
Marco-Burguete, E., Williams, K., Oliveira, S., & Sinnett, D. (in press). The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography. Design Journal,

This study provides an exploration of the effectiveness of the architectural model as a means of implementing a sensory ethnographical research methodology. An architectural model, constructed as part of a wider design research approach, became the... Read More about The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography.

Mitigating air pollution and the urban heat island effect: The roles of urban trees (2020)
Book Chapter
Sinnett, D. (2021). Mitigating air pollution and the urban heat island effect: The roles of urban trees. In I. Douglas, D. Goode, M. Houck, & D. Maddox (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology (1176). (2nd ed). Routledge

Trees in the urban environment have been proposed as one mechanism to reduce air pollution and the impacts of the UHI in cities. There are now policies and initiatives in place globally to increase the canopy cover in our neighbourhoods. Trees have n... Read More about Mitigating air pollution and the urban heat island effect: The roles of urban trees.

COVID-19 opens a new political window (2020)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2020). COVID-19 opens a new political window. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 89(11/12), 366-370

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense suffering and misery. However, at the same time, it has created new possibilities for rethinking the kind of society that we want to create in the future. This article adopts an international perspective and... Read More about COVID-19 opens a new political window.

In search of territorial cohesion: An elusive and imagined notion (2020)
Journal Article
Atkinson, R., & Pacchi, C. (2020). In search of territorial cohesion: An elusive and imagined notion. Social Inclusion, 8(4), 265-276. https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v8i4.3377

Territorial cohesion has figured in the lexicon of the European Union for some years. However, there has never been a clear definition of the notion, not even after its inclusion in the Lisbon Treaty. Moreover, within the European Union Cohesion Repo... Read More about In search of territorial cohesion: An elusive and imagined notion.

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.

Rethinking ‘future nature’ through a transatlantic research collaboration: Climate-adapted urban green infrastructure for human wellbeing and biodiversity (2020)
Journal Article
Hoyle, H. E., & Sant’Anna, C. G. (in press). Rethinking ‘future nature’ through a transatlantic research collaboration: Climate-adapted urban green infrastructure for human wellbeing and biodiversity. Landscape Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2020.1829573

With climate change arguably the greatest threat facing our planet, we are witnessing unprecedented losses of biodiversity and growing human health challenges. The need to prioritise urban green infrastructure (UGI) has never been so great. As two re... Read More about Rethinking ‘future nature’ through a transatlantic research collaboration: Climate-adapted urban green infrastructure for human wellbeing and biodiversity.

Cities and Communities Beyond Covid-19. How Local Leadership Can Change Our Future for the Better (2020)
Book
Hambleton, R. (2020). Cities and Communities Beyond Covid-19. How Local Leadership Can Change Our Future for the Better. Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press

The COVID-19 virus outbreak has rocked the world and it is widely accepted that there can be no return to the pre-pandemic society of 2019. However, many suggestions for the future of society and the planet are aimed at national governments, interna... Read More about Cities and Communities Beyond Covid-19. How Local Leadership Can Change Our Future for the Better.

What is urban nature and how do we perceive it? (2020)
Book Chapter
Hoyle, H. (2020). What is urban nature and how do we perceive it?. In Naturally Challenged: Contested Perceptions and Practices in Urban Green Spaces. Cities and Nature (9-36). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44480-8_2

This chapter discusses the complexities and apparent contradictions in defining ‘nature’ and ‘urban nature’ in the context of human-nature interactions. It explains why urban nature is so important to human health and well-being at this point in the... Read More about What is urban nature and how do we perceive it?.