The OPENspace vision is for access to outdoor environments for everyone: for disabled people, for minority ethnic groups, for children, young people and their carers, for older people and for economically or socially disadvantaged groups.
OPENspace was established in 2001 with support from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council. We have attracted over £5m in external funds, held four international conferences, published two books and presented widely.
We have a track record for innovative research, grounded in a sound theoretical framework, and for establishing new methodologies and directions for the future.
We have established an international reputation for multi-disciplinary studies of the highest academic rigour that cut across a number of key policy areas; providing the evidence for decision makers to advance ‘joined up’ thinking and inclusive legislation.