The smoking ban: Perceptions of safety on Edinburgh’s scene

Brunel University

Publication date: 2008
Ranking: useful

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.

How to view a copy
Follow this link to the report website  to download a copy

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Write to:
Professor Ian Rivers
School of Sport & Education
Brunel University

Telephone: 01895 267636
Fax: 01895 369805


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Posted in Design Standards (Environment), sexual orientation, Urban Design
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