Business Case for Planning Healthy Towns

What You'll Learn

  • Consider technological interventions and methods to foster private sector consensus and commitment to future generations of healthy towns and communities.
  • Identify recent evidence and statistics that quantify the value and benefits of healthy communities to make the case in policy making and development decisions.
  • Understand what public-private collaboration performance measures and strategies are needed to successfully implement healthy new towns in any context.

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This course provides international policy and tools from leading experts in the UK and North America that align with UN Sustainable Development Goals for healthy and equitable planning.

Explore inclusive partnerships to form land-use, transportation, and design frameworks that inform practical delivery and spur private sector investment. Learn about elements of innovations in digital technology to support healthier living, transport and land use planning at the regional level, and human health and wellness buildings.

Emerging examples show how the alignment of planning regulatory measures with private investment capacity has been driving collaborations between planning authorities and the private sector, and transforming business models in an era of constrained public sector resources.

The course outlines examples from UK's Healthy New Towns, and U.S. regional/metropolitan planning approaches in leveraging investments with walkable land use, what effective public-private partnerships look like, and what are the demonstrable values to private-sector innovators and developers.

Speakers from the UK and the U.S. discuss challenges and what health equity policies can be achieved through planning interventions, industry evidence on how these interventions can increase development value, and practical insight on overcoming implementation barriers.