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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.

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.

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.

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?.

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.

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.

Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies? (2020)
Journal Article
Carmichael, L., Prestwood, E., Marsh, R., Ige, J., Williams, B., Pilkington, P., …Michalec, A. (2020). Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?. Science of the Total Environment, 719, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137146

Research has demonstrated that housing quality is a key urban intervention in reducing health risks and improving climate resilience, addressing a key ambition of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Yet housing quality remains a problem... Read More about Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?.

Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place (2020)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (in press). Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place. Cities and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2019.1693793

Creating healthy cities requires the exercise of bold city and community leadership. However, our understanding of the role of local leadership, from inside and outside the state, in bringing about processes that can co-create healthy, just and sust... Read More about Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place.

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.

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.

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.

Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity (2019)
Journal Article
Norton, B. A., Bending, G. D., Clark, R., Corstanje, R., Dunnett, N., Evans, K. L., …Warren, P. H. (2019). Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity. Ecological Applications, 29(6), https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1946

There are increasing calls to provide greenspace in urban areas, yet the ecological quality, as well as quantity, of greenspace is important. Short mown grassland designed for recreational use is the dominant form of urban greenspace in temperate reg... Read More about Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity.