Mingling, observing, and lingering: everyday public spaces and their implications for well-being and social relations.

@article{Cattell2008MinglingOA,
  title={Mingling, observing, and lingering: everyday public spaces and their implications for well-being and social relations.},
  author={Vicky Cattell and Nick Dines and Wil Gesler and Sarah Curtis},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={544-61}
}
The rejuvenation of public spaces is a key policy concern in the UK. Drawing on a wide literature and on qualitative research located in a multi-ethnic area of East London, this paper explores their relationship to well-being and social relations. It demonstrates that ordinary spaces are a significant resource for both individuals and communities. The beneficial properties of public spaces are not reducible to natural or aesthetic criteria, however. Social interaction in spaces can provide… CONTINUE READING

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