A resolution to change: democratic processes influencing public control over environments

Thomas, Jane ORCID: 0000-0003-2206-4630 and Vohra, Salim ORCID: 0000-0002-5658-8865 (2018) A resolution to change: democratic processes influencing public control over environments. In: Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live, 25-26 Jan 2018, Bristol, UK.

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Abstract

This paper considers links between public health, elected representatives — primarily councillors — and the built environment. It focuses on councillors and canvassers gathering information about local environments from dialogue with constituents and from ‘walkabouts’ (transect walks) in local communities, as a stage in improving how and where we live. The walking routes considered range from observational walks and tours of an area through to election-canvassing routes. The experiences of councillors and canvassers, while some steps removed from architects and planners’ practice, are a valid source of contextual information. The example of England is used but with reference, in the literature review section, to public health tools employed globally.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISSN: 2398-9467
Page Range: pp. 229-236
Uncontrolled Keywords: public health; environment; transect walk; canvassing; councillors; local government
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Construction and engineering > Built environment
Medicine and health
Depositing User: Jane Thomas
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 10:02
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 12:34
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5659

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