A case study exploring the role of cultural values in ethnic minority under-representation in UK Parks"
Dr Bridget Snaith, Shape / University of East London
Awarded Highly Commended in the category of Landscape Policy & Research at The Landscape Institute Awards, 2015
The case study provided a unique opportunity to look at the impact on use by ethnic group of design thinking in one large park with to distinctive spatial styles, and a diverse catchment population, and one overarching management regime. The interdisciplinary methods chosen allowed the research to explorer how ideological and culturally based values are expressed by a park's creators, and to evidence ways in which these conflict with or support the preferences and practices of the parks potential users, in its urban catchment.