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Healthy Happy Places - Putting Theory into Practice

25 April 2022 at 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM / North East England / Conference

25 April 2022 at 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, Frankland Lane, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 5TA
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RTPI North East | [email protected]

“This Seminar is an important event in my Presidential year. I am immensely proud to be able to bring together a multi-disciplinary gathering to learn together and share best practice at the forefront of research in the fields of planning, design and mental health and wellbeing. This is an important and urgent area of collaboration between practitioners, communities and researchers working around the edges of current disciplines seeking to make the connections between people, places and wellbeing. As part of a wider programme of webinars within the Healthy Happy Places Programme this seminar is a partnership between the RTPI, Academic Health Science Network and the Integrated Care System. A varied and stimulating programme of talks will be complemented by participatory workshops and collaboration. Join us for what will be a memorable event.”
Tim Crawshaw, RTPI President

This seminar will draw upon expertise from planning, public health, the NHS, architecture and communities to explore the power of places and spaces for wellbeing in the places where we work, live and play. The built and designed environment and the shaping of public spaces contribute to our lived experiences, how we feel, and can promote or stifle wellbeing and recovery, encourage social capital and also, in turn, stimulate economic growth.

But what drivers and enablers need to be in place for this to be truly realised? Research, policy and evidence will be explored along with examining a systems approach for creating and sustaining health and wellbeing through multi-sector expertise and collaboration. New concepts will be explored for developing innovative approaches for mobilising collective action to tackle health inequalities through built environment interventions.

Using a variety of participatory techniques, the day will consist of talks and presentations in the morning with an interactive session in the afternoon where theory and practice will meet followed by a plenary Q&A with a panel drawn from a variety of sectors.
This is an event not to miss.

We are delighted to confirm this event if free of charge although tickets are limited - tickets will be on a first come, first served basis.

Please view programme here.

This seminar is delivered in partnership with the AHSN NENC and ICS NENC.




Timothy David Crawshaw

RTPI NE Regional Chair (Past RTPI President)

Tim Townshend

Professor of Urban Design for Health - Newcastle University

Michael Chang FRTPI, HonMFPH

Programme Manager, Office for Health Improvement & Disparities

Josh Watts

Associate Director with USI

Angela Kennedy

National Trauma Informed Community of Action Lead - NHS

Michael Cunliffe

Artistic Co-ordinator - North Tyneside Art Studio