‘Reuniting health with
planning: healthier homes, healthier communities’ handbook reflects the Government’s
reform agenda across the planning and health sectors, including a requirement on
planners to work with public health organisations, and a new public health
responsibility for local authorities. It explains the relevance of these reforms
for health and planning, and gives planners and public health practitioners
ideas for how they can work together. The handbook aims to keep the importance
of integrated working, specifically between planning and health, on the agenda.
Visit the TCPA website for more
information, where you can also download presentations from the launch events.
According to new reports commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), the people who emit the least carbon in the UK are most likely to suffer from the consequences of climate change. This is the first study of this kind. JRF is hoping the reports “Who emits the most carbon” and “Who and where is most vulnerable to climate change” in the UK will be used to inform policy makers. To access the reports visit the Joseph Roundtree website.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has rolled out its
respiratory inhaler recycling scheme to community pharmacies across the
country following successful trials. The scheme, Complete the Cycle, is run in partnership with
TerraCycle UK and was piloted earlier this year in selected branches of
The Co-operative Pharmacy. The initiative is just one of the steps GSK
is taking to meet its target of having zero waste to landfill by 2020.
The theme for this
seminar in the popular 'Healthy Communities Research Forum' series will be how spatial planning and public health can support the
transition to a sustainable food system that is good for the planet and human
health. Attendance free.
‘Priority Neighbourhoods: health inequalities and the role of planning’ is part of the Healthy Communities Research Forum, a popular seminar series with a theme of linking health with
sustainable development. The style of the seminar is to start with practitioners
reflecting on theory and practice for key topics. This is followed with opportunities
to discuss the implications for practice and then to share thoughts on the outcomes. More information will be available by visiting the Forum website. You can also email Carolyn Webb in the Faculty of Environment and Technology or call 0117 328 3102 to register your interest.
NHS Gloucestershire is launching a pioneering toolkit to help professionals create buildings and natural environments that support people to get more active. How our villages, towns and cities are laid out, and how people move around them, all affect the amount of exercise that we get in our everyday lives. The ‘Active Planning’ toolkit, a national first, provides a practical guide for planners, architects, and developers to help them ‘design in’ features which encourage physical activity, such as making stairs easy to find, and linking shops and workplaces to walking and cycling networks. CLICK HERE to read more
About one third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, according to a study commissioned by the United Nations food agency, amounting to more than one billion tonnes of waste every year. Consumers in rich countries waste almost
as much food, 222 million tonnes, as the entire net food production of
sub-Saharan Africa. CLICK HERE for the full report.
Powerpoint presentation by Paul Millar, Department of Planning and Architecture, UWE on 'Lessons
from past experience of public health and planning for healthy
communities' from the ‘Double trouble? The new public health and localism agendas’ Healthy Communities Research Forum event held on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at the University of the West of England.
Powerpoint presentation by Leslie Watson, Director of Sustainability South West on 'Community planning for well-being' from the ‘Double trouble? The new public health and localism agendas’ Healthy Communities Research Forum event held on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at the University of the West of England.
Powerpoint presentation by Hugh Annett, Director of Public Health, Bristol City Council and Bristol NHS on 'Public health and the urban built environment' from the ‘Double trouble? The new public health and localism agendas’ Healthy Communities Research Forum event held on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at the University of the West of England.