People and places

Public attitudes to beauty

Research looking at the idea of beauty as a catalyst for getting people to talk about what they want from their places, and to be more involved in shaping the look and feel of where they live.

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People and places: public attitudes to beauty focused on Sheffield as a city that has experienced recent significant change. It aimed to address what beauty means for individuals, for places and communities, and for society.

The study drew on ethnographic films and a day of qualitative discussion groups. It also used a national survey of 1,043 adults across England.

CABE commissioned a series of essays to tackle the questions raised in the research.

The research is part of People and places, a project about involving people in shaping the look and feel of the places where they live.

Published on 15 November 2010

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