Improving health through spatial planning

Public Health England have released a report reviewing the impact of the built and natural environment on health (PDF).

The built and natural environment is the physical environment in which people live, work and play, including schools, workplaces, homes, communities, and parks, and green and blue spaces.

The review is focussed on five aspects of the built and natural environment:

  1. Neighbourhood design
  2. Housing
  3. Access to healthier food
  4. Natural and sustainable environment
  5. Transport.

The report discusses the link between these aspects and health and provides useful diagrams summarising the evidence. These aspects can be influenced by local planning policy and in turn can be designed to promote better health outcomes.

Posted: 12/07/2017 14:53:04 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Built nnvironment, Environment, Food, Health, Planning


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