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Wellbeing, Health and Inclusive Planning

11 October 2021 at 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM / North East England / United Kingdom / Online

11 October 2021 at 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
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RTPI North East brings this webinar to you as part of the RTPI Online events.

Health and wellbeing has been under pressure for almost everyone in the past year and a half. A greater appreciation of what keeps us well has perhaps been realised, alongside a desire for many to approach the future with a different outlook on their own lives and the places that we inhabit. This webinar picks up the threads of innovation and progress that have been realised though initiatives such as the NHS England Healthy New Towns programme and Plan the World We Need and will form a call to action for Planning professionals to lead the way as we emerge from the pandemic.

This webinar will be chaired by Tim Crawshaw, Crawshaw Urban Design, International Planning and Development Consultant (Vice President - Royal Town Planning Institute)


  • Dr Georgie Sowman, GP - North East
    Synopsis - The Built Environment and Health and Wellbeing, a GP’s perspective - Georgie will outline the increasing understanding in healthcare around population health; how housing and the built environment is a key component in this; and her experiences of talking to patients on the impact of housing / place on their wellbeing.

  • Philip Ray, Publc Health Advanced Practitioner: Obesity, Place and Policy - and Victoria Lloyd Gent, Sustainable Travel Officer’ within the Regeneration, Economy and Growth Team - Durham County Council
    Synopsis - Durham County Council will share a public health perspective on the importance of the built environment for our health and highlight an example of a collaborative approach between public health practitioners and planning colleagues through the creation of a Healthy Active Travel Connectivity Plan.

  • Dr Rachel Turnbull, Programme Manger - Acedemic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria
    Synopsis – Rachel will share a vision for creating a multi-sector approach for a Healthy Happy Places programme in the North-East and North Cumbria which will look at how we can create and support good mental health and wellbeing through the built and designed environment. This will explore how we can utilise skills and expertise from different sectors including planning, health, public health, and architecture as well as citizens to support participatory practices and the development of design and planning based solutions for good mental health and wellbeing.

Reading material: RTPI mental health/Dementia and children practice advice 

If you experience any problems when booking, please contact Kim Walker Regional Coordinator for assistance.