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Reuniting health and planning

  • Sweeting, David W J (Principal Investigator)
  • Carmichael, Laurence (Principal Investigator)
  • Townsend, Tim (Co-Investigator)
  • Fischer, Thomas (Co-Investigator)
  • Sarker, Chimnoy (Co-Investigator)
  • Marie, Ann (Co-Investigator)
  • Lock, Karen (Principal Investigator)


The overall aim of this series of seminars is to identify realistic actions that will be undertaken by the researchers and stakeholders participating in the series to ensure that public health can inform planning practice so it delivers health outcomes, wellbeing and equity, around three core objectives:

• To carry out the interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder scoping of public health evidence needed to meet the requirements of spatial planning practice

• To set a framework for innovative governance arrangements formalising the consideration of health outcomes into planning practice

• To encourage the development of a shared knowledge base through training and professional development

We will be organising eight seminars across the UK to address these issues.

Layman's description

The ESRC has funded a major interdisciplinary seminar series with an overall aim of considering how public health can contribute to urban planning and the delivery of healthy sustainable communities. This series offers a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the obstacles to reuniting planning and health and identify workable and economically viable solutions that help deliver health outcomes, wellbeing and equity in cities and neighbourhoods.

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  • SPS Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research

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