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Public Health Spatial Planning in Practice

Improving Health and Wellbeing

By Michael Chang, Liz Green and Carl Petrokofsky

Published

Sep 29, 2022

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447358466

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Sep 29, 2022

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447358473

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Public Health Spatial Planning in Practice

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.

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.

Introduction

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