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Studying the preoccupations that prevent people from going into green space

Hitchings, R; (2013) Studying the preoccupations that prevent people from going into green space. Landscape and Urban Planning , 118 pp. 98-102. 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.09.006. Green open access

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Abstract

That urban green space can provide opportunities for psychological restoration which could prove valuable in promoting public health now seems relatively well established. What is less clear is whether many of us will continue to avail ourselves of these opportunities. Perhaps the question to pose is less one of whether green space experience can be good for people and more one of how best to tempt them there. This essay draws on a serial interview study with a sample of city professionals who ventured relatively infrequently into the various parks and gardens scattered around their offices. The aim is to stage a broader discussion about ways of researching those who seem happy to go without green space experience and the role of qualitative methods in questioning the most effective means of engaging with them.

Type: Article
Title: Studying the preoccupations that prevent people from going into green space
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.09.006
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.09.00...
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Keywords: Urban green space; Qualitative methods; Transactional approach; Public health
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1370276
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