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Health and inclusive planning

ChidFriendlyPlanningintheUKaReview2019CoverChild friendly plannng in the UK: a review (November 2019) This project assesses the extent to which planning policies across the UK nations can be considered 'child-friendly' with relation to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.





CountryGateIntroduction to Town Planning for mental health, neurological and spectrum conditions (October 2019) outlines the potential impacts of the built environment on mental wellbeing. Online CPD training takes 30 minutes to complete. RTPI Learn account (free) required to access the course.




Dementia coverDementia and Town Planning (January 2017) Creating better environments for people living with dementia. Endorsed by Alzheimer's Society this practice advice summarises expert advice, outlines key planning and health policy and highlights case studies.





PlacePoverty&InequalityCoverPoverty, Place and Inequality (May 2016) Policy paper that examines why place-based approaches are key to tackling poverty and inequality. The report 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.



Faith Groups and the Planning System: Policy Briefing (October 2015) AHRC Faith and Place Network - RTPI is a member. Contains 15 key recommendations for faith groups, planners, developers and local authorities on five policy areas: understanding one another, community, equality and diversity, sharing good practice and the planning framework.


PH cover 3Promoting Healthy Cities (2014) Argues that planning is critical to promoting healthy cities, and that health and wellbeing need to be at the core of how we design and develop cities. Part of RTPI's Centenary Planning Horizons project. The full paper and summary are available.


District Action on Public Health (2013) District Councils Network with RTPI, CIEH and CIH Outlines how district councils contribute towards the new health and wellbeing agenda in local government, and includes an RTPI contribution regarding the vital role of planning in public health.