Urban Health & Wellbeing
COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated the interdependency between our built environment and our wellbeing. From the relationship between air quality and underlying health conditions to our reliance on open space under lockdown, and from access to healthy food to the impacts of inadequate housing on our mental health, levelling out health inequalities demands renewed focus on spatial inequalities. Even since before the pandemic, progressive Authorities have been looking to integrate their public health responsibilities with planning and regeneration powers. Now more than ever, Authorities need expertise at the intersection of health and the built environment.