Publication date: 2008
Evaluates the effects on safety of gay people in Edinburgh as a result of the smoking ban.
Shows that safety of gay people is compromised when having to stand outside public premises and that they are at greater risk of personal violence. Highlights difficulty in designing discrete areas that are screened and separate from passers-by.
Useful report for highlighting impacts of public health and wider policy on use of physical space and the need for urban space managers and designers to respond and understand consequences of such changes.
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