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Healthy Place Making

Explore ideas and content to build healthier places for our residents to live, work, travel and play…

What is it?

Our physical environment can have a significant impact on our health. It influences what we do, the way we move, and how we interact with people and places.

The places we live can help us, or harm us. They can be places that support our physical, social and mental wellbeing, or they can contribute toward a range of issues – inactivity, obesity, air quality and a variety of other physical and mental health challenges.

Healthy Place Making is here to help shift the dial. To promote content that assists us in the development of healthy places. To help users – planners, developers, designers, and a range of other professionals – to consider how policy and practice can positively influence health. To help us all better understand the impact of the built and natural environment on our wellbeing, and explore opportunities to make our places healthier.

…and what’s more, the online Health Impact Assessment tool can be used to consider the impact of a development on health. This smart form can help proactively plan to mitigate negative, and maximise positive, health outcomes.

 

Healthy Place Making allows you to:

Find

Search from a range of health themes, and types of content, to return information on topics of your choice. Alternatively, use our search field at the top of the site to search more freely.

Curate

Create project boards and add your favourite content. This allows you to shape your own vision made up of content from across the platform. You can even add your own content to your boards from the 'MyPlace' section of the site.

Collaborate

Start sharing your project boards! Simply click share and enter their details – they’ll then be able to view your board, allowing you to promote your vision far and wide.

Case studies

The National Forest: Connectivity Through Walking and Cycling

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    The National Forest: Connectivity Through Walking and Cycling

    The National Forest embraces 200 square miles of the Midlands, and aims to link the two ancient forests of Charnwood and Needwood. Having planted over nine million trees, the National...

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    Creating Attractive and Effective Connections (Part One)

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      Creating Attractive and Effective Connections (Part One)

      Walkable communities provide an opportunity to encourage active travel – whether that be walking, cycling or scooting – by connecting a range key places (such as homes, shops, schools, workplaces...

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      Creating Attractive and Effective Connections (Part Two)

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        Creating Attractive and Effective Connections (Part Two)

        This case study expands upon Creating Attractive and Effective Connections (Part One) by looking at an additional example of how to consider the quality and potential impact of connections across...

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