Green & Quiet

Research project: Green & Quiet

Promotor
Sylvie Gadeyne

Researchers
Charlotte Noël
Lucía Rodriguez Loureiro
Kim Bosmans
Mariska Bauwelinck

Partner institution
KUL Centre environment and health

Green and quiet Brussels?
Analysis of social inequalities in the health-related outcomes of environmental characteristics in the Brussels Capital Region: a mixed method intersectionality approach

2018-2021 | Regional funding

Research objectives

The Green&Quiet project aims to investigate the health impact of the living environment in the Brussels Capital Region using both quantitative and qualitative research strategies and an intersectionality perspective. The general aimof Green&Quiet crystallises into four specific research objectives:

1. to inquire the health impact of the in-and outdoor living environmentand the effect that crucial dimensions of social stratification – socioeconomic position, migration background, age and gender – exert on this impact (RQ1)

2. to inquire the relationship between objective and subjective (perceptive) indicators of the living environment taking into account the same dimensions of social stratification – socioeconomic position, migration background, age and gender (RQ2)

3. to inquire the pathways and mechanisms behind the association between living environment and health through a qualitative study including once more the crucial dimensions of social stratification – socioeconomic position, migration background, age and gender (RQ3)

4. to combine the research results of the quantitative and qualitative analyses (RQ4)