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Urban planning as an enabler of urban health: Challenges and good practice in England following the 2012 planning and public health reforms

Carmichael, Laurence; Townshend, Tim G.; Fischer, Thomas B.; Lock, Karen; Petrokofsky, Carl; Sheppard, Adam; Sweeting, David; Ogilvie, Flora

Authors

Tim G. Townshend

Thomas B. Fischer

Karen Lock

Carl Petrokofsky

David Sweeting

Flora Ogilvie



Abstract

© 2019 The Authors This article synthesises the challenges faced by the English (urban) spatial planning system to become an enabler of urban health and explores some keys features of the evidence base, policy tools and policy implementation issues that urban planners need to be aware of to become health enablers. It draws on good practice identified in an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) seminar series involving over 500 academic researchers and practitioners between 2015 and 2017. A number of key recommendations emerged out of the project. First, planning and health agendas must align at the local level. Second, the evidence base of health priorities must be locally relevant. Third, robust tools can support the creation of frameworks for delivering health outcomes through planning. And finally, adequate resources are necessary to develop the capacity of key place-making stakeholders.

Citation

Carmichael, L., Townshend, T. G., Fischer, T. B., Lock, K., Petrokofsky, C., Sheppard, A., …Ogilvie, F. (2019). Urban planning as an enabler of urban health: Challenges and good practice in England following the 2012 planning and public health reforms. Land Use Policy, 84, 154-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.02.043

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 25, 2019
Online Publication Date Mar 19, 2019
Publication Date May 1, 2019
Journal Land Use Policy
Print ISSN 0264-8377
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 84
Pages 154-162
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.02.043
Keywords urban planning, healthy planning, healthy city, health impact assessment, wider determinants of health, English planning system
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/846348
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.02.043

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