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Healthy Planning is an inter-disciplinary elective for senior students studying to be built environment and health professionals. The course focuses on the ways in which built, natural and socio-cultural environments inhibit on the one hand, and on the other, can enhance and sustain the physical and psychological health of contemporary communities. The course will focus on the relationship between the urban environment and current health issues facing modern society-particularly life style related health problems such as obesity and depression, Research and theoretical issues which draw planning and health together will be discussed using specific case studies. Sessions will involve a mixture of lectures, participant discussion, presentations and strategic engagement with healthy planning tools.

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Term 2



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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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