Bathing and Healthy Cities: Some reflections on urban environments

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The pandemic exposed regional health inequality and urban infrastructure neglect. UK is one of the unhealthiest developed nations (> 35% of obese by 2025)
Local sports infrastructure is patchy
Backdrop UK health challenge
Literature review
Historical context (Ancient Rome)
Structured literature review of sports facilities & health
Statistical analysis of English local area standardised mortality, pool density, deprivation, obesity & environmental factors
Longitudinal time series modelling of English swimming pool construction data (120 years)
Qualitative: 3 X case studies
Period4 Mar 2022
Event titleInternational symposium: Post pandemic urban revolution- Resilience, autonomy and community care
Event typeConference
LocationKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaShow on map


  • Urban instrastructure
  • health
  • swimming pools
  • Investment
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development