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TCPA seminar: Healthy New Towns – lessons for new large-scale development
September 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
In 2015 NHS England launched its Healthy New Towns project to explore how new places could be designed so that they support and encourage healthier ways of living, and provide new types of health care services that address 21st century health challenges. Ten places in England were selected to be ‘demonstrator sites’. The places were all very different but each was in the process of planning and building large number of new homes and facilities. The Healthy New Towns programme provided opportunities and expertise to unite planning, public health, the NHS, developers and local communities to plan and build healthier places.
Much was learned from the ten demonstrator sites and lessons are being captured and written up in a practical and comprehensive ‘how-to’ guide, ‘Putting Health into Place’, written by the TCPA, the King’s Fund, the Young Foundation, NHS England and Public Health England. A short leaflet is available here now; the full guide will be published soon.
This seminar will explore some of the many insights learned through the Healthy New Towns project and hear from people directly involved. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to create a place that will help people live healthier lives, reduce health inequalities, and provide health care that is designed to meet today’s needs. It will provide useful insights for: councillors, council chief officers, planners, health care providers, public health officers, community groups, developers, housing providers, land-owners – and anyone interested in creating healthier new places.