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Social prescribing of urban agriculture: The importance of minimizing risks from soil contamination (2024)
Journal Article
Beesley, L., & Hardman, M. (2024). Social prescribing of urban agriculture: The importance of minimizing risks from soil contamination. Cities, 149, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2024.104971

The value of Green Social Prescribing (GSP) of Urban Agriculture (UA) is well proven, with many cities witnessing a rise in such activities. However, with burgeoning interest, there comes an increased need to understand the potential risks associated... Read More about Social prescribing of urban agriculture: The importance of minimizing risks from soil contamination.

Biochar and heavy metals (2024)
Book Chapter
Beesley, L., Cerqueira Cancelo, B., Hardman, M., Lebrun, M., Mitchell, K., & Lukas Trakal, A. (2024). Biochar and heavy metals. In Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology. Earthscan

Mind, body and blood: advancing green care through innovative methodologies within the field of health geography (2024)
Journal Article
Louise, M., Hardman, M., Michelle, H., & Penny, C. (in press). Mind, body and blood: advancing green care through innovative methodologies within the field of health geography. Cities and Health, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2023.2290904

Geography and health disciplines have become inseparable, with our environments effecting our physical health and mental wellbeing, spawning the subdiscipline of Health Geographies. In this paper we argue that radical innovations are needed to fully... Read More about Mind, body and blood: advancing green care through innovative methodologies within the field of health geography.

Upscaling Green Social Prescribing and Urban Agriculture in Cities: Reflections on Social and Horticultural Therapy in the United Kingdom (2024)
Journal Article
Hardman, M., Hubbard, L., & Watson, H. (2024). Upscaling Green Social Prescribing and Urban Agriculture in Cities: Reflections on Social and Horticultural Therapy in the United Kingdom. Professional Geographer, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2023.2286591

Post-COVID policymaking has accelerated investment and support for urban greening initiatives. Even prior to the pandemic, we witnessed across the globe an ever-increasing appetite for the idea of bringing nature into the city through parks, allotmen... Read More about Upscaling Green Social Prescribing and Urban Agriculture in Cities: Reflections on Social and Horticultural Therapy in the United Kingdom.

Green Activism (2023)
Book Chapter
Hardman, M. (2023). Green Activism. In K. Van Assche, R. Beunen, & M. Duineveld (Eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia in Urban and Regional Planning and Design (164 - 165). Edward Elgar Publishing

Enhancing green infrastructure in cities: Urban car parks as an opportunity space (2023)
Journal Article
Evans, A., & Hardman, M. (2023). Enhancing green infrastructure in cities: Urban car parks as an opportunity space. Land Use Policy, 134, 106914. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2023.106914

Interest in radical solutions to embedding Green Infrastructure (GI) into the built environment are at an all-time high. With land value often preventing more mundane forms of GI, key actors, such as planners, developers, architects and others, are i... Read More about Enhancing green infrastructure in cities: Urban car parks as an opportunity space.

Edible Garden Cities: Rethinking Boundaries and Integrating Hedges into Scalable Urban Food Systems (2023)
Journal Article
Adams, D., Larkham, P. J., & Hardman, M. (2023). Edible Garden Cities: Rethinking Boundaries and Integrating Hedges into Scalable Urban Food Systems. Land, 12(10), 1915. https://doi.org/10.3390/land12101915

Connecting to and extending recent debates around more-than-human thinking, this paper explores how porous boundary treatments and plot layouts might encourage ecological exchanges within new urban and peri-urban developments. This study therefore re... Read More about Edible Garden Cities: Rethinking Boundaries and Integrating Hedges into Scalable Urban Food Systems.

Advancing GReencare in Europe: a multi-scalar approach to improve Mental health Equity (the GreenME project) (2023)
Journal Article
Cole, H. V., Caputo, S., Specht, K., Giedych, R., Kaemper, R. F., Cook, P., …Mas, M. T. (2023). Advancing GReencare in Europe: a multi-scalar approach to improve Mental health Equity (the GreenME project). #Journal not on list, 2023(1), https://doi.org/10.1289/isee.2023.op-359

BACKGROUND AND AIM: There is burgeoning evidence that green care (viewed on a continuum that includes nature-in-everyday-life, nature-based health promotion, and nature-based therapy) can be used to promote mental health and wellbeing particularly fo... Read More about Advancing GReencare in Europe: a multi-scalar approach to improve Mental health Equity (the GreenME project).

Social return on investment: reflections on advancing the method within cities & health (2023)
Journal Article
Mitchell, L., Hardman, M., Goodspeed, T., Atkinson, L., & Howarth, M. (2023). Social return on investment: reflections on advancing the method within cities & health. Cities and Health, 7(5), 677-681. https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2023.2192333

Social return on investment has received attention from a spectrum of disciplinary areas and practitioners. In the post-COVID city, the use of the approach has increased, in part to provide data on green and blue schemes, arts and culture projects,... Read More about Social return on investment: reflections on advancing the method within cities & health.

Critically exploring public realm greenspace as a therapeutic landscape and the role of Green Social Prescribing (2023)
Book Chapter
Thompson, J., Howarth, M., Hardman, M., & Cook, P. (2023). Critically exploring public realm greenspace as a therapeutic landscape and the role of Green Social Prescribing. In Cultivated Therapeutic Landscapes. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003355731-9

This chapter explores the concept of, and presents the case for, public realm greenspace as a therapeutic landscape. We argue that the act of cultivating this landscape is a means by which to offer opportunity for wellness through access and interact... Read More about Critically exploring public realm greenspace as a therapeutic landscape and the role of Green Social Prescribing.

Critically exploring public realm greenspace as a therapeutic landscape and the role of Green Social Prescribing (2023)
Book Chapter
Thompson, J., Howarth, M., Hardman, M., & Cook, P. Critically exploring public realm greenspace as a therapeutic landscape and the role of Green Social Prescribing. In P. Marsh, & A. Williams (Eds.), Cultivated Therapeutic Landscapes. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003355731

In this chapter, we conceptualise public realm greenspace as a therapeutic landscape, and explore its role and potential as a medium for civic environmental nature-based activities that generate health and wellbeing benefits. We outline common approa... Read More about Critically exploring public realm greenspace as a therapeutic landscape and the role of Green Social Prescribing.

The climate crisis - can a community-led approach work? (2023)
Journal Article
O'Connor, B. C., Hardman, M., Donkin, L. M., & Cook, P. A. (in press). The climate crisis - can a community-led approach work?. Perspectives in Public Health, 17579139231180802. https://doi.org/10.1177/17579139231180802

Climate change is the biggest threat to human health.1 Over 300 Local authorities across the United Kingdom have declared climate emergencies,2 and there have been over 1500 declared by equivalent local authorities across the globe.3 Local authoritie... Read More about The climate crisis - can a community-led approach work?.

Frontiers in blue-green infrastructure (2023)
Book Chapter
Hardman, M., Baldock, K., Connop, S., Taylor, K., & Stirling, R. (2023). Frontiers in blue-green infrastructure. In ICE Manual of Blue-Green Infrastructure (227-246). ICE Publishing

Exploring waste tyres problems and sustainable waste management in the Tunisian context (2022)
Journal Article
Abuzukhar, M., Hardman, M., & Clark, A. (2022). Exploring waste tyres problems and sustainable waste management in the Tunisian context. Current journal of applied science and technology, 41(35), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2022/v41i353956

Waste tyres represent one of the environmentally damaging fractions of the solid waste stream in Tunisia, where the problem of inefficient waste tyre management is endemic. This is easily identified by the piles of accumulating tyre waste located on... Read More about Exploring waste tyres problems and sustainable waste management in the Tunisian context.

Exploring the need for innovation in greening urban environments: Reflecting on radical practice in Greater Manchester, UK (2022)
Journal Article
Court, A., Kelly, A., & Hardman, M. (2022). Exploring the need for innovation in greening urban environments: Reflecting on radical practice in Greater Manchester, UK. Cogent Social Sciences, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2022.2109261

The green agenda is high on the list of priorities of local, national, and global governments. In the UK, a new £40 million scheme aims to encourage a sustainable recovery alongside policies - such as the 25 Year Environment Plan - and other tools... Read More about Exploring the need for innovation in greening urban environments: Reflecting on radical practice in Greater Manchester, UK.

Mobility as a service : defining a transport utopia (2022)
Journal Article
Brown, C., Hardman, M., Davies, N., & Armitage, R. (2022). Mobility as a service : defining a transport utopia. Future Transportation, 2(1), 300-309

Having been widely acknowledged as enabling access to education, employment, leisure and social activities, transport choices are also the cause of many challenges cities face. Recognising that change is needed, planners and policymakers are consider... Read More about Mobility as a service : defining a transport utopia.

Mainstreaming urban agriculture : opportunities and barriers to upscaling city farming (2022)
Journal Article
Hardman, M., Clark, A., & Sherriff, G. (2022). Mainstreaming urban agriculture : opportunities and barriers to upscaling city farming. Agronomy, 12(3), e601. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12030601

Urban Agriculture (UA), i.e., the production of crops or rearing of livestock in cities, is growing in popularity. Upscaled UA is increasingly gaining support from policy makers, funders, local authorities and other key actors across the globe. Radic... Read More about Mainstreaming urban agriculture : opportunities and barriers to upscaling city farming.

Identifying the health, wellbeing and social impacts in older adults using nature-based projects: a case study of care farming and community gardening interventions in Greater Manchester. (2021)
Thesis
Mitchell, L. Identifying the health, wellbeing and social impacts in older adults using nature-based projects: a case study of care farming and community gardening interventions in Greater Manchester. (Thesis). The University of Salford

Urbanisation and the continued increase in global populations has created pressures on resources, including health care and natural ecosystems. Subsequently, longer life expectancies and comorbidities exacerbates pressures on health services. The Glo... Read More about Identifying the health, wellbeing and social impacts in older adults using nature-based projects: a case study of care farming and community gardening interventions in Greater Manchester..

The School Farms Network in the UK : history, context, and adding value (2021)
Book Chapter
and adding value. In A. Farag, S. Badawi, G. Lalli, & M. Kamareddine (Eds.), School farms : feeding and educating children (67-83). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003176558-7

Alongside recent renewed interest in urban agriculture, there has been an increased focus on school farming. The School Farms Network has a large membership base and interest from other green space organisations across the UK. Using contributions fro... Read More about The School Farms Network in the UK : history, context, and adding value.