Planning After a Pandemic
How might COVID-19 change the way we plan?
On 12 May, as part of the Architecture Foundation 100 Day Studio programme of events, Public Practice convened an expert panel to discuss planning after the pandemic. Debbie Jackson, Interim Assistant Director for Built Environment at the Greater London Authority, chaired a discussion between Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director for London at Public Health England; Public Practice Associate Magali Thomson, Project Lead for Place Making at Great Ormond Street Hospital; Michael Chang, Co-Founder of the Health & Wellbeing in Planning Network; and Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, Kieron Boyle, about how the public sector can bring urban health and urban planning together to tackle health and spatial inequalities.
Informed by extensive experience from the forefront of the interface between planning and public health the conversation touched on the scale of the challenge ahead and of impacts on different communities all with an eye on the practical tools and solutions available to build safe and healthy communities.