Special Issue "Active Spaces and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2020).
The spaces humans occupy have an important influence on actual activity and opportunities to be active. This Special Issue aims to consider available evidence and debates relating to active spaces. Our intention is to define ‘active spaces’ broadly and attract research from a range of disciplines. Spaces may include spaces to work, play, learn and age, such as wild areas, office buildings, transport, and any other features that might promote or restrict activity. Activity may be physical or social. We are interested in all ages. Research can include individuals and/or groups.
We are interested in receiving original empirical studies, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and theoretical papers. Acceptable empirical studies range from case studies to large-scale RCTs and longitudinal studies. We invite qualitative and quantitative methods. Reports on innovative measures and analyses are particularly welcome. The quality of the research is important and we are unlikely to accept exploratory studies.
This Special Issue welcomes original, review, and meta-analyses studies in any subject area related to physical activity, active environment, and their relationship with health outcomes.
Dr. Shirley Wyver
Dr. Lina Engelen
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- Active space
- active work environment
- outdoor space
- indoor space
- school recess
- loose parts
- forest school
- physical play
- green space