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.
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Parks and gardens
Shortlisted for an LI Award 2015
Investigating reasons for underrepresentation of ethnic minority people as users of UK parks, using social and spatial research methods, through a case study at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London.
The work is entirely produced by Bridget Snaith, for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at City University, School of Social Science.