A study protocol to understand urban rewilding behaviour in relation to adaptations to private gardens

Webb, Justin and Moxon, Sian (2021) A study protocol to understand urban rewilding behaviour in relation to adaptations to private gardens. Cities and Health. ISSN 2374-8834 (In Press)

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Abstract / Description

Urbanisation is increasing; an estimated 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in an urban conurbation by 2050. In 2019, London had 9 million inhabitants. Greater London covers an area of 1,569km, 14% of which is vegetated private garden space, a percentage that is declining, negatively impacting biodiversity. Small adaptations to London’s private gardens can turn them into a habitat for wildlife. This study protocol provides detail of research to understand and influence urban rewilding behaviour with a focus on adaptations to private gardens in London. The research follows three phases comprising (1) a scoping review of the existing literature on intent-orientated pro-environmental behaviours with a focus on urban rewilding, coded using the COM-B model of behaviour, (2) sequential mixed methods research including interviews and a quantitative survey to understand the capability, opportunity and motivational factors influencing urban rewilding behaviour, culminating in (3) development of an intervention strategy to promote urban rewilding behaviour using the Behaviour Change Wheel framework. Combining the disciplines of design, environmental and behavioural sciences, this research will provide new insights for influencing the behaviour or urban rewilding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: behaviour change; design; rewilding; urbanisation
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 550 - Earth Sciences
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
School of Social Professions
Depositing User: Justin Webb
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2021 09:30
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 09:30
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6353

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