ESRC Seminar Series
Full Project Title: ESRC seminar series:
“Reuniting planning and health: tackling the implementation gaps in
evidence, governance and knowledge”
Duration: January 2015 - March 2015
Project Leader for SPE: Dr Laurence Carmichael
Other UWE researchers: Jo Bushell
David Sweeting, University of Bristol
Karen Lock, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Tim Townshend, Newcastle University
Thomas Fischer, Liverpool University
Ann Marie Connolly, Public Health England
Chinmoy Sarkar, University of Hong Kong
The overall aim of this ESRC seminar series is to consider how
public health can contribute to urban planning and the delivery of
healthy sustainable communities. This series offers a forum for
academics and practitioners to discuss the obstacles to reuniting
planning and health and identify workable and economically viable
solutions that help deliver health outcomes, wellbeing and equity
in cities and neighbourhoods.
This ESRC seminar series supports Public Health England's Healthy People, Healthy Places Programme.
Three interlinked core themes will be explored in the series:
Public health evidence for spatial planning: who should supply
health evidence to planners and what should be the coverage, scale
and presentation of public health evidence to meet the needs of
The governance of health and planning: what are the key features of governance and policies to ensure the reuniting of health and planning priorities?
The development of a shared knowledge base through training and professional development: what type of training should be made available to future generations of healthy planners and communities, who should deliver it?
It is intended that the seminar series will be a stepping stone towards an ongoing dialogue between research and practice and will help identify a future agenda for research and capacity building.
For further information visit the seminar series pages
This seminar series will have numerous policy impacts on a range
of players in the planning and public health sectors as well as on
communities. The project’s immediate impact will be through the
generation and dissemination of knowledge on the integration of
public health evidence in planning processes and the identification
of governance arrangements and skills facilitating that
integration. In the medium and long term, we anticipate that the
series will support change in many local authorities’ planning
policies and processes as well as provide a robust evidence base to
inform new planning policy framework or strategies at national
The series builds up on findings identified in past and current projects by Principal applicant (PA) and co-applicants around concerns of local planning authorities in charge of delivering the reuniting health and planning” agenda.
For further information on the project, please contact: Laurence.firstname.lastname@example.org