Creating resilient and regenerative communities
There is no single way to create a healthy community, this roundtable discussed diverse ways of working to create health with people and nature within the design process.Read more “Planning a health creating community”
Does the world need another toolkit?!
When we think about how to support health in communities and how practitioners in the built environment can ultimately help create healthier developments there seems to be an array of toolkits available. Yet how do we know which one to use? It becomes quite difficult to understand which tool is best suited to any given project. This session chaired by Urban Habitats’ director Mark Drane at the Healthy City Design Congress explored precisely this question.Read more “Healthy communities: tools, guidance, and metrics”
The Historical Burden of Shared Air and the Future of Indoor Air Quality
What we breathe impacts our health, and with gaps in knowledge about air quality and public health, we need more data in this area. We also need to consider the implications of Covid-19 which has highlighted that people can themselves generate contaminated air as well as toxins more usually considered in building design.Read more “Can breathing buildings create a public health revolution?”
Cardiff, the capital of and largest city in Wales, has just launched its Transport Vision to 2030: Changing how we move around a growing city. Just to do what it says on the tin would be ambitious: in fact this vision has the capacity to lead this city much further improving quality of life and reducing inequalities in the city.Read more “A transport vision that shows how we can be living better.”
The Future Generations Commissioner For Wales has launched a key part their flagship programme, Art of the Possible. Urban Habitats has been privileged to contribute thinking to this and here our director, Mark Drane, shares his reflections on the new Journey Checker resources and what this means for practitioners.Read more “Journey to a Healthier Wales, Placemaking Matters”