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Building Health: Planning and Designing for Health and Happiness Conference

January 22, 2010

Online booking is now open for the Building Health: Planning and designing for health and happiness conference on 22 January 2010. 

This important conference will bring together practitioners and academics across the health and built environment fields to discuss and debate vital issues relevant to creating built environments that encourage health and well-being.

How can we create environments that encourage health & well-being? There is growing recognition of the impact that the built environment has on public health. Planning and design can play a pivotal role in tackling today’s urgent challenges such as health inequalities, sedentary lifestyles and obesity.

Housing growth and regeneration provide opportunities to ‘build in’ health from the start and to improve existing environments. Building Health brings together high-profile speakers from a range of disciplines. Delegates will hear case studies from the UK and Europe and learn about successful strategies, tools and techniques. The conference includes masterclasses on key topics and an exclusive update on the Government’s Marmot review of health inequalities.

Building Health will be invaluable for senior practitioners and policymakers involved in the design and development of our neighbourhoods, towns and cities; including planners, developers, urban designers and professionals working in transport, green space, regeneration and public health.

The attached flyer gives a programme overview and links to the conference site and e-booking site.  A special early-bird rate is valid until 1 December 2009.

For more information contact:

Jo May
Office Manager
Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company
15 Ladybellegate Street

Direct Dial: 01452 782999
Main Office Tel: 01452 782990
Fax: 01452 306702
Email: [email protected]

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