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dc.contributor.authorDobson, Julian
dc.contributor.authorBrindley, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBirch, Jo
dc.contributor.authorHenneberry, John
dc.contributor.authorMcEwan, Kirsten
dc.contributor.authorMears, Meagan
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Miles
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-05T11:03:29Z
dc.date.available2020-11-05T11:03:29Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-23
dc.identifier.citationDobson, J., Brindley, P., Birch, Jo, et al. (2020). ‘The magic of the mundane: the vulnerable web of connections between urban nature and wellbeing’. Cities, 108, pp. 1-11.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0264-2751
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cities.2020.102989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625327
dc.description.abstractCities are sites of human, ecological and institutional stress. The elements that make up the city – its people, landscapes and processes – are engaged in constant assemblage and disassembly, joining and pulling apart. Reporting the findings of a three-year multi-disciplinary deep case study, this paper examines the role of urban nature in mediating the relationship between stressed humans and stressed places. It applies assemblage theory to show how such relationships can be understood in contexts of multiple pressures. From empirical findings it shows how urban nature contributes to mental wellbeing, but also how institutional stresses linked to austerity policies shape efforts to reconnect humans and nature. Across five strands of research, this article foregrounds the importance of multiple everyday experiences of urban nature and practices of care and maintenance. It calls on researchers, policymakers, planners and practitioners to pay closer attention to the ‘magic of the mundane’ in supporting human wellbeing; in caring for spaces and places; and in providing the services that link people and the natural environment.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council, ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC & Defra [NERC grant reference number NE/N013565/1].en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275120313378#!en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27499en_US
dc.subjectUrban; Nature; Green space; Sense of place; Wellbeing; Urban planningen_US
dc.titleThe magic of the mundane: the vulnerable web of connections between urban nature and wellbeingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSheffield Hallam Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalCitiesen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-10-02
dc.author.detail780504en_US


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