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Netherlands study tour 2012 Report

Burgess, Sarah


Sarah Burgess


The purpose of the study was for participants, who all have leadership roles in relation to local authorities in the United Kingdom, to visit exemplary case studies overseas and to see how healthy sustainable urban development works in practice. This experience was an inspiration for better coordinated policy and action in the United Kingdom. The contextual elements leading to success in the places visited were examined and the necessary conditions for successful implementation within the United Kingdom policy and institutional environments
were drawn out.

A key benefit from the study was building understanding between public health and planning professionals. This is especially important during the phase when public health are settling in to their new role in local authorities. Good working relationships and common agendas need to be established between Directors of Public Heath and those taking a lead in city development and regeneration.

This report was compiled and edited by Sarah Burgess with photographs from Graham Sims, Pamela Akerman and Marcus Grant. Thanks also to our guide in the Netherlands, Jan Meijdam, and local guides Rob Derks in Houten, Annemiek
Hakkers in Leidsche Rijn, Fritz can den Berg in Amsterdam, the residents of DWL Terrein and Pascal Bisscheroux in Rotterdam. © UWE


Burgess, S. (2012). Netherlands study tour 2012 Report

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Jan 1, 2012
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords healthy urban planning, sustainable development, study tours
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