Practical guides for creating successful new communities. Guide 8: creating health-promoting environments

Town and County Planning Association
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This practical brings together guidance and advice on creating healthy and active environments to inform the planning of new Garden Cities or the regeneration of existing communities. The guide highlights the importance of considering the following elements for those undertaking new developments, based on local needs and demographic profiles: movement and access; open spaces, play, and recreation; the food environment; buildings; neighbourhood spaces and infrastructure; and the local economy. It also suggests tools and mechanisms for delivery and implementation which can be adopted by local authorities and delivery partners. These include collaborative local planning, consideration of health impacts in assessments and a consistent approach to in identifying local health and care infrastructure needs. Five case study examples show of how health and wellbeing elements have been successfully incorporated into different developments. These include Northfield Village, an example of integrated supported housing. The guide will be useful for professionals in town planning, public health, health and care, transport and other built environment fields across the public, private and third sectors. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
public health, planning, communities, environment, neighbourhoods, building design;
Content type:
practice guidance
United Kingdom
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