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Health and inclusive planning

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Olympic stadium and parkIf you would like to learn more about inclusive planning and health at the RTPI, continue your CPD or get involved please see these links.    



Dementia and Town Planning

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Creating better environments for people living with dementia. This practice advice summarises expert advice, outlines key planning and health policy and highlights good practice case studies.





RTPI Learn - Online Training Module

Complete our free online training to learn about how town planning can create places to help people living with dementia to live well for longer. It takes 1 hour to complete.

PlacePoverty&InequalityCoverPoverty, Place and Inequality

Examines why place-based approaches are key to tackling poverty and inequality. It argues that many national and local policies are failing to reduce poverty because they are ignoring how well planned local environments with good services and transport can help lift people out of poverty. 

What Stops us from Creating Healthier Places?

Guest blog from Rachel Toms discusses the barriers that planners need to overcome. See more of our blogs

Faith Groups and the Planning System

We are supporting a report to help faith groups get involved in the planning system.

Professor Guoyan Zhou: Inclusive Planning

Podcast where Professor Guoyan Zhou discusses inclusive planning to create healthy and sustainable places.

Promoting Healthy Cities

Examines the vital role that planning can play in delivering improvements to health and well-being, especially in urban contexts.

Future-Proofing Society

Focuses on climate change and three aspects of demographic change – population growth, ageing populations and social cohesion. Suggests how planning can help and why it is crucial our societies respond to these challenges.

Planning for More People

At the same time as the UK population is growing, it is also ageing. Caring for an ageing population poses a challenge for planners and decision-makers. This paper identifies some of the issues arising and implications for practice.

District Action on Public Health

We collaborated on the 2013 guide by the District Councils Network on how district councils contribute towards the new health and well-being agenda in local government.

Built Environment Industry Action Plan

We are working with our industry partners as part of the Construction Industry Council to commit to promote the planning, design, construction, development and management of inclusive environments.

RTPI Code of Professional Conduct

One of the five core principles of RTPI membership is 'equality and respect' working to promote equality of opportunity throughout their professional activities.

Gender and Planning

Spatial planning can only deliver safe, healthy and sustainable environments for all if it is sensitive to the needs of everyone. The RTPI has advocated this approach for a number of years through a variety of our work.

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