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Aguilar, A J, de la Hoz-Torres, M L, Oltra-Nieto, L, Ruiz, D P and Martínez-Aires, M D (2022) Impact of COVID-19 protocols on IEQ and students’ perception within educational buildings in Southern Spain. Building Research & Information, 50(07), 755–70.

Kearns, A (2022) Housing space and occupancy standards: developing evidence for policy from a health and wellbeing perspective in the UK context. Building Research & Information, 50(07), 722–37.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Space standards; occupancy levels; health and wellbeing; evidence; policy;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2021.2024756
  • Abstract:
    Issues of domestic space standards and occupancy levels rarely receive much attention in debates about UK housing and planning policies. This is exemplified by examining the history of space and occupancy standards as applied in England, demonstrating that standards have been under-specified, partial in coverage, and applied inconsistently. The outcomes are seen in the production of relatively small homes, overcrowding and (perversely) extensive under-occupation, residential dissatisfaction and mobility. Evidence for the health and wellbeing impacts of space shortages highlights the consequences for infectious diseases, particularly respiratory illness, mental health and stress, and educational attainment. Moreover, the mediating and moderating roles of domestic space upon the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic show the crucial importance of space and occupancy standards for health, wellbeing and learning in a future where more time is spent at home. Areas of future research are identified which together could help address a probable underestimate of the current health sector costs of inadequate domestic space, this being an important lever for policy action. Such evidence, including crucially more from the UK itself, has an important role to play if stronger, more effective policies are to be developed and implemented in this area in future.

Kjeldsen, L and Stender, M (2022) Bringing social sustainability into the mix: framing planning dilemmas in mixed-tenure regeneration. Building Research & Information, 50(07), 709–21.

Memari, S, Kocaturk, T, Lozanovska, M, Andrews, F and Tucker, R (2022) The interdisciplinary conceptualization of future proofing in the context of hospital buildings. Building Research & Information, 50(07), 810–26.

Willems, S, Saelens, D and Heylighen, A (2022) Discrepancies between predicted and actual indoor environmental (dis)comfort: the role of hospitalized patients’ adaptation strategies. Building Research & Information, 50(07), 792–809.

Wimalasena, N N, Chang-Richards, A, Wang, K I and Dirks, K N (2022) What makes a healthy home? A study in Auckland, New Zealand. Building Research & Information, 50(07), 738–54.

Wu, H, Sun, X and Wu, Y (2022) Methods for probability distributions estimation of indoor environmental parameters and long-term IEQ assessment. Building Research & Information, 50(07), 771–91.