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“Is planning for health simply good planning (and if so why doesn’t it happen)?”

Sara Dilmamode (Urban planning research and training projects leader, Citiesmode)

Andre Pinto (Public Health Manager, Public Health England)

At their best, well planned cities and places can offer its inhabitants a better quality of life. At their worse, they can reduce or eliminate it completely. This concern, which is essentially a health and wellbeing concern, is at the heart of what we understand spatial planning is, as a science, today. Spatial planning was born as a solution to, essentially, a health and wellbeing problem: how can we improve the living conditions of the population living in industrial towns? Nevertheless, with time, it seems that planning in the UK lost sight of this key objective as cities became, in the UK and in Europe in general, healthier more prosperous places attracting an educated, skilled population. Although the issues cities are facing today are different from those cities faced during the Industrial Revolution, they are still linked to health and wellbeing – overcrowding, access to and availability of healthy food, opportunity to walk and cycle, contact with nature, air quality, climate change, infrastructure… all these issues can have very significant impacts on the health and wellbeing of the population. In other words, the considerate design of spaces and places can help to promote good health and alleviate, or in some cases even prevent, poor health.

This session will consider the issues above and will offer some insight on what can be planning’s contribution to the promotion of health and wellbeing in present times.


Sara Dilmamode (MSc MRTPI) graduated from the London School of Economics with a MSc in Regional and Urban Planning and is a chartered urban planner with more than 15 years’ experience in the private and public sector. An experienced trainer, at Citiesmode Sara developed the Planning TV project with Dentons’ leading Planning and Public Law team and leads on Citiesmode’s urban planning research and training projects.


Andre Pinto is a qualified planner with a MA in Planning Policy and Practice and an LBSU alumni. He is the Public Health Manager for Healthy Places within the Health Improvement Division at Public Health England (PHE) and PHE’s national expert on planning for health. Andre has over 15 years’ experience working in spatial planning and regeneration, for both private and public sector in the UK and abroad. He has been a guest lecturer at London Metropolitan University on Health Impact Assessments and is one of the NHSE Healthy New Towns Expert Advisors. Andre’s career in Health started 8 years ago when he first joined a London PCT as Regeneration Manager after working for several local planning authorities across London and the UK as a planner leading on areas such as: Social and Community Facilities, Urban Design, Green Spaces and Economic Development. Since then, he has worked as Social Determinants of Health Specialist within a local public health team, before joining PHE.


If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact Manuela Madeddu via madeddum@lsbu.ac.uk


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