ESRC seminar series: Reuniting the Evidence Base for Planning and Health

Reuniting the Evidence Base for Planning and Health – ESRC seminar

Monday 23 February 2015 – 1.00-4.30pm – London

Are you interested in attending an ESRC funded seminar, hosted by Public Health England, on ‘Reuniting the Evidence Base for Planning and Health’?

Public Health England is pleased to be joining the University of the West of England and five other academic partners (including SPHR@L) on a two year seminar series which will provide a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss how to reunite urban planning and health so it can best deliver health, well­being and equity in cities and neighbourhoods.

The aim of this seminar is to establish a dialogue between research and practice to identify solutions to the evidence challenges facing planning and public health. There are strong links between the built and natural environment, spatial planning and public health. Existing approaches to public health research and the use of evidence tend to focus on narrow and specific questions, and may not provide the best evidence to address complex challenges around improving the healthiness of the environment. This event is intended to tease out some of the particular challenges we face, and identify potential research priorities for the future.

The seminar is taking place at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, close to Waterloo. Registration and lunch will be from 12.15-12.55pm and the seminar will run from 1.00-4.30pm. For further details about the event and to book you place, please visit

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