Final Seminar of Healthy Places, Healthy People series
A supportive built environment contributes to everyone’s health and wellbeing. Children and older people are two key groups who particularly benefit from environments that provide easy access to services and encourage active living and social interaction. Children and older people tend to spend more time in their local neighbourhoods than others, and can therefore contribute valuable knowledge and expertise of how local spaces work. Both groups, however, have specific needs that need to be taken into consideration in planning the built environment.
This final seminar in the series, in partnership with Greater Shankill Partnership, looked at how a focus on children and older people within planning can contribute both to meeting the needs of specific population groups, and creating supportive environments for people of all ages. Participants heard presentations from PLACE, Alzheimer’s Society, Belfast Healthy Cities and Hackney Cooperative Developments.