Health and wellbeing are significantly influenced by how professionals plan, design and manage the environment.
This book supports those working in the built environment and public health sectors, with the knowledge and insight to maximise health improvement through planning and land use decisions. Supported by examples of policy and approaches, it focuses on implementation and delivery, and sets out what is needed to achieve healthier environments within the parameters of legislative and policy frameworks.
It demonstrates how when we harness the art and science of public health spatial planning, can we begin to effect changes to the policies and decisions that shape population health.
"This is the definitive text on why and how planners and public health specialists should work together for the benefit of society.” Thomas Burgoine, University of Cambridge
“An invaluable contribution for all those working in built environment and public health sectors that provides a much-needed focus on the practicalities of delivery – it is highly recommended reading." Tim Townshend, Newcastle University
Michael Chang is a town planner, Programme Manager for Planning and Health at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and Visiting Fellow at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments.
Liz Green is a Consultant in Public Health / Programme Director for Health Impact Assessment, Public Health Wales and a Visiting Professor at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments.
Carl Petrokofsky is a Public Health Specialist. He developed the Healthy Places programme at Public Health England. He is Visiting Professor at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments.
SECTION A. SCENE SETTING
Chapter 1: Evidence Case for Action
Chapter 2: Policy and Professional Skills Context
Chapter 3. Current State of Planning for Health
SECTION B. HEALTH, WELLBEING AND EQUITY IMPACTS
Chapter 4. Health in All Policies
Chapter 5: Health Impact Assessment in Planning
Chapter 6. Health in Other Impact Assessments
SECTION C. ACTIONS TO IMPROVE PRACTICE
Chapter 7. Health and Wellbeing in Planning Policy
Chapter 8. Health and Wellbeing in Planning Decisions
Chapter 9. Rise of the Public Health Spatial Planning Practitioner
SECTION D. HEALTH BENEFITS AND OUTCOMES
Chapter 10. Value and Outcomes
Chapter 11. Securing Value
SECTION E. CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
SOURCES OF PRACTICAL RESOURCES