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Urban planning is deeply implicated in both the planetary crisis of climate change and the personal crises of unhealthy lifestyles. Worldwide health issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability cannot be solved solely by medicines but also by tackling the social, economic and environmental determinants. In a time when unhealthy and unsustainable conditions are being built into the physical fabric of cities, a new awareness and strategy is urgently needed to putting health and well-being at the heart of planning.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health a...

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-being authoritatively and comprehensively integrates health into planning, strengthening the hands of those who argue and plan for healthy environments. With contributions from international leaders in the field, the Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-being provides context, philosophy, research, processes, and tools of experienced practitioners through case studies from four continents.

Hugh Barton is Emeritus Professor of Panning, Health and Sustainability at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Until 2012 he was Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for healthy urban environments. He is a recognised international expert in the field, and lead author of key texts on sustainability and health, including Healthy Urban Planning, (for the WHO Healthy Cities programme), Sustainable Communities and Shaping Neighbourhoods. His research, teaching and consultancy work has been about building bridges between disciplines, professions, stakeholders, spatial scales and policy areas. He has made a particular study of energy-efficient urban form, neighbourhood design, inclusive decision processes and health-integrated planning.

Sarah Burgess is a qualified planner specialising in urban design and planning policy. She has experience in public and private practice in both Australia and the United Kingdom, working on projects and policies at local and strategic levels. Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Urban Planning at the University of the West of England, UK. Her research interests include urban form and the quality of the urban environment and the integration of health into planning policies and processes. She is a Built Environment Expert with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism.

"This is a manifesto for how we should plan our neighbourhoods, towns and cities. It champions the objectives of health and well-being - time-honoured values in the history of planning - as the core means to achieving well-made, rich, beautiful and happy places. I'd like to see every politician, planner and developer given a copy. I'd like every household in the country to understand its message."

"What does a healthy and sustainable city look like? It is a city of short ways, where all daily requirements are available within walking distance. It is a city which is socially cohesive, equitable, and values the natural environment. The principles are widely advocated, but most cities and countries are still going blindly in the opposite direction. This huge book from internationally-respected authors issues an urgent call to action. It providing a wealth of scientific evidence and practical exemplars to convince policy-makers they must change. It also has massive implications for the way we train built environment professionals: putting people first; putting health at the heart of planning."

Just released The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Wellbeing is the first of its kind and provides the context, research, rationale and practical experience of planning healthy environments. It takes an international perspective to this emerging discipline of planning with contributions by leading Australian planners. It addresses a range of contemporary challenges for planners including active travel, adapting to climate change, energy efficiency and social connectedness.

His research included mental health consequences of disasters, public perception and evacuation, and behavioral response. He has also evaluated local response planning and hazard mitigation planning in nearly every type of disaster.

This chapter explores the role, success and failures of spatial planning in shaping African cities and its influence on livelihoods. To date, planning in Africa has largely failed to address the needs and livelihoods of the poor and struggled to address wider issues such as spatial and economic inclusion, health inequalities, future pandemics and climate change. Planning for sustainable livelihoods across Africa must consider the distinction between universal or more generic approaches to planning and the experience of particular places and people, specifically, accounting for the needs and practices of informal entrepreneurs. This chapter first explores how the legacy of colonial planning has impacted the segregation of spaces and hence of livelihoods, particularly those of the poorer communities. It then discusses the barriers faced by planning to address the informal nature of the livelihoods of lower-income communities. Finally, it sketches out the challenges that need to be overcome and how planning for sustainable livelihoods should thus be tackled in Africa in the future. 041b061a72


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