IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: RIBA on ‘Healthy placemaking after COVID-19’

HESPR logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week features the RIBA blog on ‘Healthy placemaking after COVID-19’.

… links between town planning and the promotion of good health are long-established… 

The RIBA Blog writes (8 Aug 2020):

The links between town planning and the promotion of good health are long-established. As planners are aware, town planning and public health are siblings, both emerging in the late nineteenth century to tackle the unsanitary, overcrowded and often inhumane conditions of industrial cities. Despite these conjoined origins, however, the subsequent relationship between planning and public health has proved less symbiotic.

Although health has shifted to a marginalised position within the planning agenda, where it has almost been forgotten, the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 will almost certainly see a return of health issues to the political agenda and, hopefully, a return of health considerations to the core of planning and placemaking.

This post, part of a series of blogs published for the Future Place programme, discusses the relationship between place and well-being and explores tactics for how to promote physical and mental welfare through proactive planning and placemaking.

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