The urban environment, climate change and healthy places: a perspective on improving policy and practice

Author: Michael Chang MRTPI, HonMFPH. Programme Manager for Planning and Health at the new Office for Health Improvement and Disparities*. Views are personal.  The effects of our changing climate should concern us as an environmental justice and health inequalities issue, where joining up spatial planning and public health actions can be an effective intervention. The … Continued

Active travel: essential for our economic, health, and environmental recovery

Mark Kemp, Chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Board In April, the Government announced ambitious new targets to speed up the target to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. Active travel – defined as ‘non-motorised forms of transport that involve physical activity, such as walking, cycling and manual scooting’ – will play an integral … Continued