Report

Healthy placemaking

The evidence on the positive impact of healthy placemaking on people is clear – so how can we create places that deliver healthier lives and help prevent avoidable disease?
Publisher
Buildings Sustainable building design and construction Public health Building design User-centred design United Kingdom
Description

Design Council's Healthy Placemaking report explores the attitudes and behaviours of built environment practitioners towards healthy placemaking. The report makes a valuable contribution to the evidence base, highlighting for the first time the barriers which inhibit UK built environment practitioners from creating places that reduce cases of preventable disease and early death.

Produced in partnership with Social Change UK, the full report provides detailed insight on the barriers that prevent people working in the built environment from creating healthier places through their work, what they are already doing despite these barriers, and suggestions for how these barriers could be overcome in the future. A shorter executive summary of key findings is also available for download.

Inside you will find

  • Insight on the barriers that prevent people working in the built environment from creating healthier places through their work
  • What professionals are already doing despite these barriers
  • Suggestions for how these barriers could be overcome in the future

This will interest

  • Built Environment practitioners – from architects to town planners to urban designers
  • Health practitioners
  • Local and central government
  • Academics and research professionals
Publication Details
Publication Year:
2018