- Dr Katie Williams (Department of Architecture), OISD:Cities
- Dr Steve Green (Department of Architecture)
- total grant value: £10,000
- time duration: 2001
To undertake a literature review for the ODPM’s cross cutting review of public open space
The review concentrates on literature produced over the last decade on the subject of public open space, but some earlier work is also cited. It covers academic papers and articles, books, government and NGO reports and policy.
A literature review was produced that covered: defintions of a good local environment, the current state of public space in the UK, the factors undermining public space, the causal relationships between public space and broader economic and social problems, the means of managing and improving public space that have proved effective, and subjects for further research.
Williams K and Green S (2001) Literature Review of Public Space and Local Environments for the Cross Cutting Review, A Report prepared for the Department of Transport Local Government and the Regions, www.urban.odpm.gov.uk/crosscut/litreview
Dr Katie Williams
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 483232