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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.

Delivering urban health through urban planning and design (2019)
Book Chapter
Vojnovic, I., Pearson, A., Asiki, G., DeVerteuil, G., & Allen, A. (2019). Delivering urban health through urban planning and design. In G. Deverteuil (Ed.), Handbook of Global Urban HealthRoutledge

The world is increasingly becoming urban. Estimates show that 54.6% of the world’s population lived in cities in 2016 with a forecast of 60% by 2030 (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2016). The 600 largest cities produce 70% of the world’... Read More about Delivering urban health through urban planning and design.

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.

What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces. (2019)
Journal Article
Hoyle, H., Jorgensen, A., & Hitchmough, J. (in press). What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces. People and Nature, https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.19

1. The multiple benefits of ‘nature’ for human health and well-being have been documented at an increasing rate over the past 30 years. A growing body of research also demonstrates the positive well-being benefits of nature-connectedness. There is, h... Read More about What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces..

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.

The transformation of agro-climatic resources of the Altai region under changing climate conditions (2019)
Journal Article
Maximova, N., Kantamaneni, K., Morkovkin, G., Arnaut, D., & Rice, L. (2019). The transformation of agro-climatic resources of the Altai region under changing climate conditions. Agriculture, 9(4), 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9040068

© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This research examines the transformation of the agro-climatic conditions of the Altai region as a result of climate change. The climate of the Altai region in Russia is sharply continental an... Read More about The transformation of agro-climatic resources of the Altai region under changing climate conditions.

Urban planning as an enabler of urban health: Challenges and good practice in England following the 2012 planning and public health reforms (2019)
Journal Article
Carmichael, L., Townshend, T. G., Fischer, T. B., Lock, K., Petrokofsky, C., Sheppard, A., …Ogilvie, F. (2019). Urban planning as an enabler of urban health: Challenges and good practice in England following the 2012 planning and public health reforms. Land Use Policy, 84, 154-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.02.043

© 2019 The Authors This article synthesises the challenges faced by the English (urban) spatial planning system to become an enabler of urban health and explores some keys features of the evidence base, policy tools and policy implementation issues t... Read More about Urban planning as an enabler of urban health: Challenges and good practice in England following the 2012 planning and public health reforms.

A systematic review of coastal vulnerability assessment studies along Andhra Pradesh, India: A critical evaluation of data gathering, risk levels and mitigation strategies (2019)
Journal Article
Kantamaneni, K., Rice, L., Sudha Rani, N. N. V., Sur, K., Thayaparan, M., Kulatunga, U., …Campos, L. C. (2019). A systematic review of coastal vulnerability assessment studies along Andhra Pradesh, India: A critical evaluation of data gathering, risk levels and mitigation strategies. Water, 11(2), 393. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11020393

The establishment and alteration of any coastal feature is largely dependent upon complex hydrological and geomorphologic processes. Therefore, understanding hazard factors and threat risk level is crucial for mitigating risk in coastal zones. This s... Read More about A systematic review of coastal vulnerability assessment studies along Andhra Pradesh, India: A critical evaluation of data gathering, risk levels and mitigation strategies.