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26 Jan

Healthy Streets talk - Thursday 18th February

Join us at 12:30pm on Thursday 18th February when Niki Read (SWWIC membership coordinator and Urban Designer for Plymouth City Council) will be giving an insight into ‘Healthy Streets’ followed by an opportunity for a Q&A session.

A street that works for people is a street that is good for health; towns and cities everywhere are facing the challenge of keeping communities healthy and happy.

Healthy Streets was developed through research into the health impacts of transport, public realm and urban planning. It turns out that the key elements necessary for public spaces to improve people’s health are the same as those needed to make urban places socially and economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable. This tool offers an evidence-based approach for creating fairer, sustainable, attractive urban spaces.

This research has distilled down to the 10 Healthy Street Indicators™. Focused on the human experience, these indicators show what really matters on all streets, everywhere, for everyone.

To read more about Healthy Streets you can visit their website here.

Having completed the Healthy Streets training and registering as an HS practitioner, Niki Read will talk through the principles of this approach, the impact it is having on our streets and how we are using it in Plymouth.

Members and non-members are welcome but we do ask that you to let us know if you are attending (with email contact details) by emailing info@swwic.co.uk so that we can send the MS Team invite prior to the event date.




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