Building Collaborative Partnerships

Authored by: Lynda Addison

The Routledge Handbook Of Planning For Health And Well-Being

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023307
eBook ISBN: 9781315728261
Adobe ISBN: 9781317542407


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How we plan and manage the places we create for people affects health and well-being. The issues we face – of growing health inequalities, obesity, ageing population, housing need, globalisation and climate change – are all cross-cutting in nature. They require different authorities, spatial areas, disciplines, sectors and communities to work together. From my own work undertaken with many local authorities in England, supporting them in developing their planning strategies, few members, officers or those in the community fully understand sustainable development, or the relevance of health, or their implications for planning (that is, the integration of economic, transport, housing and green infrastructure policies and actions). 1 A collaborative, joined-up policy process for health and sustainable development is still not mainstreamed in most local authorities.

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