What we do

Our vision

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.

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Our background

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.

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Our expertise

We have a track record for innovative research, grounded in a sound theoretical framework, and for establishing new methodologies and directions for the future.

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Our impact

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.

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