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  • The Belfast Healthy Cities' Annual General Meeting will be held on

    Monday 15 February at 14:00

    The Mac

    10 Exchange Street West

    Belfast

    Please RSVP to Carol Scott or telephone 028 9032 8811

  • Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín welcomed participants to Shaping Places for Healthy Lives , which examined how the places we live in shape our lives, our health and our wellbeing.
    Other speakers included, Leo Kosonen, former Chief Planner of Kuopio (Finland), Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect of the Scottish Government and Phil Williams, Director of Planning and Place, Belfast City Council.

    Presentations from the seminar, which was organised in partnership with the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) are now available.

  • The WHO Belfast Healthy City Awards were presented in Belfast by Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Guy Spence.

    The winners were
    Healthy Living Award, Studio 5 CIC NI
    Promoting Health Equity Award, Shopmobility Belfast Ltd
    Healthy Places Award , College Park Avenue Residents Association
    Engaging for Change, CLARE CIC

  • How our neighbourhoods are planned plays a major role for people’s everyday lives, and through that their health and wellbeing. Local communities have first hand experience and expertise of how the built environment shapes their health, which can inform and support the development of planning policy and practice.

    This event was designed for community sector professionals and provided an opportunity to explore how planning influences health, and explore the role of the community sector in influencing healthy urban environments.

  • A teaching resource on place and the built environment for Key Stage 2 (Primary 5-7 year groups) has been developed in collaboration with the Education Authority. The resource will be piloted with 13 Primary Schools  from across Belfast.

  • Belfast Healthy Cities was again delighted to participate in the city’s annual Culture Night on 18 September, our fifth year of involvement with the initiative. We facilitated the ever popular KidsSpace event where children are encouraged to play and use space freely.

    Community artists and Jump Jingle and Jive, a creative dance organisation supported the programme in Buoys Park, Cathedral Quarter.

  • ‘A good place for children is a good place for everyone.’

    A Call to Action:Shaping Healthier Places for Children in Belfast is based on comprehensive engagement with children.and calls on stakeholders in Belfast to respond to the issues identified by the children..Consultation on the document took place during summer 2015. This process identified priorities for action and work is now progressing on a plan for the city, which will be launched in March 2016.

  • The Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Arder Carson, alongside Belfast Healthy Cities Chair Nigel McMahon and CEO Joan Devlin have launched this year’s World Health Organization Belfast Healthy City Awards.

    The awards recognise and celebrate the work undertaken by organizations from all sectors towards improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Belfast. There are four categories, Promoting Health Equity; Healthy Places; Healthy Living and a new category for this year, Engaging for Change. Open until Wednesday 21 October.

  • Belfast has participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Cities Business and Technical Conference in Kuopio, Finland.  The event, which is an annual conference of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network and Network of European National Healthy Cities Networks, took place from Wednesday 24 June to Friday 26 June.

  • Belfast has joined cities from across Europe in being designated as a World Health Organization Healthy City for the sixth phase of the programme.

    Accepting designation on behalf of the city, Cllr Steven Corr, Chair of the Health and Environmental Services Committee and Dr Eddie Rooney, Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency both welcomed Belfast’s continuing involvement in the WHO European Healthy Cities Network.

Belfast Healthy City Awards 2015

Belfast Healthy City Awards

Awards were presented in Promoting Health Equity; Healthy Places; Healthy Living and Engaging for Change.

View this year's winners >

Reuniting Planning and Health Resource

Resource Pack

A resource pack for elected members, planners and public health practitioners and others who want to learn more about the links between planning and health.

Find out more >

Reuniting Planning and Health Presentations

Conference

Speakers included Riccardo Marini, Gehl Architects and Gabriel Scally, WHO.

Find out more >

Contact Details

Belfast Healthy Cities - Company Reg No NI31042 - Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100587
Registered Office: Gordon House, 22-24 Lombard Street, Belfast BT1 1RD
T: +44 28 9032 8811