Topic: Research issues

Notes from Bilbao: why is it necessary to incorporate psychology in urban planning?

Notes from Bilbao: why is it necessary to incorporate psychology in urban planning?

Idoia Postigo, General Director of Bilbao Metropoli-30, writes for IPPO Cities on the emotional life of the city and calls ...
Mental Health in the City: can developing a new ‘Urban Psychology’ be an antidote to poor design and policy?

Mental Health in the City: can developing a new ‘Urban Psychology’ be an antidote to poor design and policy?

Chris Murray, Director of Core Cities UK, writes for IPPO Cities on urban psychology in advance of his appearance at ...

RESEARCH NOTES

The Synthesis Gap: reducing the imbalance between advice and absorption in handling big challenges, from pandemics to net zero

The Synthesis Gap: reducing the imbalance between advice and absorption in handling big challenges, from pandemics to net zero

This paper focuses on how governments should synthesise inputs from many disciplines and sources to make decisions. But the issue ...
What do we want from COVID-19 public inquiries?

What do we want from COVID-19 public inquiries?

IPPO’s recent global roundtable on public inquiries highlighted important questions about how best to design an inquiry to ensure it ...
The future of online learning: what have we learned from COVID-19 emergency remote education initiatives?

The future of online learning: what have we learned from COVID-19 emergency remote education initiatives?

This is a summary of findings and recommendations from IPPO's new systematic review of evidence across 38 countries during the ...
COVID-19 shows the importance of building play into the fabric of education and child support strategies

COVID-19 shows the importance of building play into the fabric of education and child support strategies

Early in the first lockdown, a playworker asked on social media: ‘Could playwork be considered as key working?’ This question ...
What has COVID-19 shown us about the best ways to encourage people to adopt preventive health behaviours?

What has COVID-19 shown us about the best ways to encourage people to adopt preventive health behaviours?

The COHeRe project has identified three key factors driving healthier and less risky behaviours – leading to recommendations for more ...
Range and variety in models of public inquiry: how to stimulate innovative inquiry design, process and practice

Range and variety in models of public inquiry: how to stimulate innovative inquiry design, process and practice

Through our inquiries workstream, IPPO is seeking to encourage discussion of new ways of thinking about public inquiries by adopting ...
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