Public Health Spatial Planning in Practice

Improving Health and Wellbeing

With examples of policy and approaches, this book supports those working in the built environment and public health sectors, with the knowledge and insight to maximise health improvement through planning and land use decisions.

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Health and wellbeing are significantly influenced by how professionals plan, design and manage the environment.

This book supports those working in the built environment and public health sectors, with the knowledge and insight to maximise health improvement through planning and land use decisions. Supported by examples of policy and approaches, it focuses on implementation and delivery, and sets out what is needed to achieve healthier environments within the parameters of legislative and policy frameworks.

It demonstrates how when we harness the art and science of public health spatial planning, can we begin to effect changes to the policies and decisions that shape population health.

Michael Chang is a town planner, Programme Manager for Planning and Health at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and Visiting Fellow at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments.

Liz Green is a Consultant in Public Health / Programme Director for Health Impact Assessment, Public Health Wales and a Visiting Professor at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments.

Carl Petrokofsky is a Public Health Specialist. He developed the Healthy Places programme at Public Health England. He is Visiting Professor at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments.

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