Exploring minority ethnic communities’ access to rural green spaces

A recent paper published in The Journal of Rural Studies, explores the role of community-based initiatives in facilitating access to rural green spaces. Researched and written by Helena Slater of the Institute of Geography at the University of Edinburgh, the paper investigates how ‘Agency and identity theories can help to understand factors influencing rural green space access Community-based initiatives can help to overcome practical and social barriers to accessing rural green spaces.’

Our Managing Director Maxwell Ayamba contributed to this study.

The paper is published in The Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 92, May 2022.

Access to Nature in the English Countryside


Access to nature in the English countryside

CPRE, the countryside charity recently commissioned a participant-led research project exploring inequalities in access to the countryside for people of colour.

The report found that experiences of racism and lack of access can create barriers to participation in rural spaces for people of colour.

Funded by CPRE SEMs Maxwell Ayamba completed the Access to Nature Participant Research Project (Ethnographic Peer research) and was published as part of the Access to nature in the English countryside research project report.

You can read the whole report on the CPRE website.