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Healthy City Design 2017
Designing a healthier and health-creating society
By Nigel Crisp | 09 Jan 2018 | 0
The UK must develop a plan for building a health-creating society, but it will only be successful if it receives support and engagement across all industry sectors and the wider population, says Lord Nigel Crisp.
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The UK must develop a plan for building a health-creating society, but it will only be successful if it receives support and engagement across all industry sectors and the wider population. So says a manifesto conceived by keynote speaker Lord Nigel Crisp, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health, and Prof David Stuckler, from the Department of Sociology and Demography at Oxford University, with insight from Richard Horton, the Lancet’s editor-in-chief.
The manifesto highlights examples of active local groups and social entrepreneurs who have stepped up to the table in taking action to develop healthy, resilient communities. One example is the St Paul’s Way Transformation Project in East London, which has, along with local housing companies, invested millions in integrating housing, health, education and business development, to bring organisations in different sectors together with a view to addressing local community problems. It’s this type of development that needs to be “underpinned by interdisciplinary research that embraces the social sciences, architecture, urban design, planning and much more”, states the manifesto.