Rural areas in the northern parts of the Netherlands have lots of potentials to provide a healthy environment for their residents. However, population changes (ageing, outmigration) have a negative impact on the quality of life of residents. The GO!-Method that has been developed by the National Institute of Public Health and Environment (RIVM) in The Netherlands is used in this study. It allows us to identify the opportunities and needs in a systematic way and combine local knowledge by involving residents and local authorities with results of research for a sustainable move towards a healthier environment. Our presentation will focus on the GO!-Method as a bottom up method and its use in identifying threats and changes in realising a healthy living environment.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jul 2019|
|Event||International Conference on Population Geographies (ICPG) 2019 - Loughborough University, Loughborough , United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Jul 2019 → 3 Jul 2019
Conference number: 10th
|Conference||International Conference on Population Geographies (ICPG) 2019|
|Period||1/07/19 → 3/07/19|
- healthy environments
- rural areas
- quality of life
Shokoohi, R., Bulder, E., van Alphen, T., den Hertog, F., & Hin, J. (2019). An innovative method in creating healthier environment in rural areas. Abstract from International Conference on Population Geographies (ICPG) 2019, Loughborough , United Kingdom.