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Healthy Cities 21st Century

New Resource: Reuniting Planning and Health: Planning Healthy Communities Resource Pack

Belfast Healthy Cities is delighted to launch the Reuniting Planning and Health resource pack; a capacity building tool, developed in partnership with the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA),  that aims to provide evidence, tools and examples of good practice that can support integration of health with planning.

This resource is designed to help inform and support planning and local government reform and is aimed at elected representatives as well as professionals in the local government, health, housing and regeneration sectors. It outlines how planning influences health and wellbeing, and highlights potential areas for action. It includes examples of good practice, from Northern Ireland, the UK and elsewhere in Europe, and introduces emerging collaboration arrangements between health and planning professionals used by local authorities in England.

The resource is intended as a starting point for creating a shared understanding of the key issues, and it is hoped that it can provide a basis for both further capacity building and exploring intersectoral collaboration for healthier places in the future.

Reuniting Planning and Health: Planning Healthy Communities Resource Pack