Mind the gap: Does what we know about greenspace and wellbeing change what we do?

DOBSON, Julian and DEMPSEY, Nicola (2020). Mind the gap: Does what we know about greenspace and wellbeing change what we do? In: Naturally Challenged: Contested Perceptions and Practices in Urban Green Spaces. Cities and Nature . Springer Nature, 143-165.

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This chapter addresses questions of the decision-making processes con- cerning investment in urban green spaces. It considers how evidence is deployed in processes of governance, and how nuanced understandings of costs and wellbeing benefits are backgrounded as evidence becomes a bargaining chip in a struggle for resources. Calling on empirical research conducted in the city of Sheffield, this chapter examines these issues through the lens of the everyday work of practitioners and professionals. The chapter highlights the importance of logics of action and inaction, revealing the effects of stakeholders’ reasons for choosing not to take actions that strengthen the links between green spaces and mental wellbeing.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series Print ISSN 2520-8306 Series Online ISSN 2520-8314
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44480-8_7
Page Range: 143-165
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 12:08
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 01:18
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27200

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