Events

Planning for a healthy future

Date:
Organiser: Bev Watson, Royal Town Planning Institute
Location: BDP Studio, 11 Ducie Street, Manchester
Email: beverley.watson@rtpi.org.uk
Phone: 0161 604 7799

"The planning system can play an important role in facilitating social interaction and creating healthy inclusive communities."

This extract from the National Planning Policy Framework reminds us of the common roots which planning and public health share. Alongside this, other changes such as the recent integration of public health within local government services and the development of age friendly initiatives, makes it important that planners and public health professionals work more closely together. This event will consider ways in which health can be improved alongside more sustainable development.

Common roots, common futures

  • Dr Stephen Watkins, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council

Health problems, impacts and inequalities

  • Mick Timpson, Mick Timpson Urban Design

Resources and tools for the job

  • Hilary Dreaves, IMPACT, University of Liverpool

Role of town planning in creating healthy communities

  • Stephen Hewitt, Specialist Planner, City of Bristol/NHS Bristol

Case study: Planning and Health in Stockport

  • Angie Jukes, Health and Environment Adviser, Stockport Council

Chairman

  • John Knight, RTPI North West

Book your place now

Please contact beverleywatson@rtpi.org.uk or
Bev Watson, RTPI NW, 2nd Floor, Emerson House, Albert St, Eccles, Salford, M30 0TE

9.30 am Registration & refreshments

10.00 am Welcome and Introduction by the Chair (John Knight)

10.15 am Common roots, common futures (Dr Stephen Watkins)
An update on changes in legislation, practice and advice. The wider
determinants of health, health improvement and protection

10.50 am Health problems, impacts and inequalities (Mick Timpson)
Environmental influences on health and wellbeing

11.25 am Coffee break

11.40 am Resources and tools for the job (Hilary Dreaves)
An overview of resources, documents and information to support the new obligations

12.15 pm Role of town planning in creating healthy communities (Stephen Hewitt)
Emerging examples of networks and good practice: policy and development management

1.00 pm Lunch

1.45 pm Case study: Planning and Health in Stockport (Angie Jukes)
Discussion 1: Exchange of practice: current issues and opportunities

2.50 pm Tea break
Followed by Discussion 2: Public health and planning working together

3.30 pm Panel discussion and question time

4.00 pm Close

Booking your place

RTPI members – £95 +VAT (£114.00)

Non-RTPI members – £100 +VAT (£120.00)

Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57.00)

Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses – £30.00 +VAT (£36.00)

Cancellations must be received at least seven days before the event or may be subject to a £20 cancellation fee. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

Ring Bev Watson on 0161 604 7799

Email beverley.watson@rtpi.org.uk or post it to: Bev Watson, RTPI NW Regional Co-ordinator, 2nd Floor, Emerson House, Albert St, Eccles, Salford, M30 0TE

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