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Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues (2022)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Palaniswamy, U., Bhat, L., Ramesh Babu Pushparaj, R., Rajasekharan Nayar, K., …Rice, L. (2022). Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues. Healthcare, 10(5), Article 770. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10050770

The COVID-19-pandemic-related economic and social crises are leading to huge challenges for all spheres of human life across the globe. Various challenges highlighted by this pandemic include, but are not limited to, the need for global health cooper... Read More about Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues.

Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index (2022)
Journal Article
Kantamaneni, K., Panneer, S., Sudha Rani, N. N., Palaniswamy, U., Bhat, L. D., Jimenez-Bescos, C., & Rice, L. (2022). Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index. Sustainability, 14(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063472

Coastal hazards, particularly cyclones, floods, erosion and storm surges, are emerging as a cause for major concern in the coastal regions of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Serious coastal disaster events have become more common in recent decades... Read More about Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index.

A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India (2022)
Journal Article
George, S. L., Kantamaneni, K., V, R. A., Prasad, K. A., Shekhar, S., Panneer, S., …Balasubramani, K. (in press). A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India. Earth, 3(1), 383-400. https://doi.org/10.3390/earth3010023

The coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India, are prone to floods, the most common disaster experienced in this region almost every year. This research aims to identify flood risks in the coastal plain region of Tamil Nadu, delineated through a watershed... Read More about A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India.

The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries (2022)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Akkayasamy, V. S., Susairaj, A. X., Panda, P. K., Acharya, S. S., …Pushparaj, R. R. B. (2022). The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19010610

Concern for public health has been growing with the increasing volume of cases of COVID-19 in India. To combat this pandemic, India has implemented nationwide lockdowns, and unlocking phases continue with certain restrictions in different parts of th... Read More about The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries.

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.

UNICEF guidance on AI for children: Application to the design of a social robot for and with autistic children (2021)
Presentation / Conference
lemaignan, S., newbutt, N., Rice, L., daly, J., & charisi, V. (2021, September). UNICEF guidance on AI for children: Application to the design of a social robot for and with autistic children. Paper presented at IROS: The Roles of Robotics in Achieving the UN's Social Development Goals, Prague

For a period of three weeks in June 2021, we embedded a social robot (Softbank Pepper) in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school, with a focus on supporting the well-being of autistic children. Our methodology to design and embed the robot among th... Read More about UNICEF guidance on AI for children: Application to the design of a social robot for and with autistic children.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments Policy and Practice Note 1 Futureproofing urban parks and greenspaces for climate resilience, people and wildlife (2021)
Report
Hoyle, H. (in press). WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments Policy and Practice Note 1 Futureproofing urban parks and greenspaces for climate resilience, people and wildlife

Contact with nature is beneficial to physical and mental wellbeing. By 2050 almost 70% of the world’s population will live in towns and cities, remote from wilder natural environments. Nature experience must therefore be provided through access to hi... Read More about WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments Policy and Practice Note 1 Futureproofing urban parks and greenspaces for climate resilience, people and wildlife.

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. (2021). 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.

Evaluating a workforce development programme: bringing public health into architecture education in England (2020)
Journal Article
Marsh, R., Marco, E., Pilkington, P., & Rice, L. (in press). Evaluating a workforce development programme: bringing public health into architecture education in England. Cities and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1736738

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 across Europe. To evaluate the long... Read More about Evaluating a workforce development programme: bringing public health into architecture education in England.

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. (2020). Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place. Cities and Health, 4(2), 221-228. 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 susta... Read More about Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place.