Local geography forms a significant context within which culture is situated, and can play a role in enhancing, or diminishing the potential for cultural participation
activities to take place.
With this in mind the UEP project has undertaking research examining the effect of place and space on patterns of participation in libraries and leisure centres. The findings shed light on potential new ways to encourage public attendance.
Read about the research findings in the report: The effect of place and space on patterns of participation in libraries and leisure centres.
Public parks have provided generations of urban dwellers with havens from the noise and pollution of their towns and cities. They are places where people participate in family life, friendship, sports and exercise, nature watching and private contemplation.
Read UEP’s Research Briefing: The Value of Public Parks and their Communities UEP Research Briefing
UEP’s PI Andy Miles introduces the interim report for the Aberdeen Case Study.
This report focuses on UEP research in the Aberdeen Case Study up until June 2015. The ‘urban village’ of Peterculter (known locally as Culter), is a semi-rural community with a strong industrial heritage and a rich associational culture situated on the south-western edge of the City. Positioned at the end of Aberdeen’s oil wealth corridor, Continue reading
Lisanne Gibson and Delyth Edwards outline findings in the Valuing Participation Report, published 30 October 2015. This report describes research focusing on the participation of young people growing up in care. Continue reading