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Developing Healthy Neighbourhoods: Build-in health or build more hospitals
Tue 18 October 2016, 18:45 – 21:30 BST
Bristol City Council is aiming to provide 2000 new housing units a year. Together with its three surrounding authorities it is preparing a joint spatial plan that aspires to embed health into housing growth.
Healthy neighbourhoods are the bedrock of a healthy city.
But can the market deliver the kind of places that we know support healthy lifestyles? Can we splice together health and development economics to reduce the financial and social burden arising from avoidable disease? Can we even ‘build-in health’ to save the NHS?
Keynote speakers working with Bristol Health Partners and Associate Director for Cities at the Buildings Research Establishment programme will present two 'provocations'.
Hear initial responses from: from Bristol Health Partners; working on behalf of the NHS England Healthy New Towns programme; internationally renowned strategist of Places for People; a health economist at University of Bristol; Mike Roberts HAB Housing - Manging Director and IBI Group.
Networking & drinks reception: 18:45 (Ground Floor Gallery)
Event: starts promptly at 19:30 (First Floor)
Please note: Drinks will be served prior to the event in the Ground Floor Architecture Centre Gallery. Please do not take drinks into the first floor event venue.
We aim to ensure that people have equal access to public events. A hearing loop will be available. The event will take place on the 1st floor, with lift access via the Architecture Centre office. If you use an electric wheelchair you are advised to contact the organisers in advance so we can confirm access. Please also contact us if you have any particular access requirements or reasonable adjustment.