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Making Connections: a guide to accessible greenspace

Making Connections: a guide to accessible greenspace

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Making Connections highlights the connections between people and nature, and how we can make parks, public greenspace and countryside available to everyone, regardless of disability, age or circumstance.

There are millions of people in the UK who do not have access to public greenspace. This book examines the reasons, and offers solutions to the primary barriers and challenges in the form of real world case studies and guidance. With growing awareness of the importance of inclusive environments, the guide remains as relevant today as it was when it was written in 2001.

The book is based on surveys that highlight the barriers preventing older and disabled people from enjoying greenspace, interviews with greenspace managers and designers and site visits. It is aimed at practitioners involved in the planning, design and management of public open space and anyone interested in making outdoor spaces inviting and usable for the widest range of people.

The publication covers issues such as:

  • the importance of inclusive information and interpretation
  • what motivates people to visit sites
  • how people can be encouraged to use and get involved in sites
  • legislation and policy
  • site design and management considerations


Written by Jane Stoneham and Richard Price

ISBN: 0 9526745 3 X 115 pages, 109 illustrations, 28 in colour.

All proceeds from your purchases in our shop will be used to support our work, helping us connect people of all ages and abilities with natural places and spaces.
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