This event will examine how we can work across sectors – health, housing, community planning and regeneration - to design and sustain good quality places to live and work that support our health and wellbeing. In association with Creating safe places that nurture health is central to the public health agenda In June 2018 the Scottish Government published the Public Health Priorities for Scotland, which emphasised the value of creating good places that nurture health, and enable us to create vibrant, healthy and safe communities. There are undeniable links between inequality and health, and life expectancy in the least affluent areas can differ up to 28 and 25 years respectively for men and women. Subsequently, inequality and the quality of the places we live is also connected – with only a third of households in the most deprived urban areas of having good access to natural environment or wooded area in their neighbourhood. Creating healthier places is a … [Read more...] about Places for Health: Creating Healthy, Vibrant and Safe Communities
Transport and urban planning
21 June 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-40352658 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Transport NI has been accused of 'not cutting it' over plans to reduce its grass trimming service.Across Northern Ireland, cutting usually takes place twice annually and up to … [Read more...] about Transport NI grass plans ‘not cutting it’
A young entrepreneur is searching for an abandoned building in Newcastle that he can convert into an urban farm. Ross Davies is planning to grow Asian vegetables and herbs in the city, in an attempt to change the flavours of food in Newcastle while reducing the distance it travels before it reaches customers’ plates. The 29-year-old wants to set up a vertical farm in Newcastle and initially plans to grow a variety of water spinach called Kang Kong. The plant is not used much in the UK because the high cost to transport it to Europe means it is expensive to buy. By sourcing seeds from Asia and growing them in the North East, Mr Davies plans to make the vegetable a more common feature in restaurants and homes. Mr Davies has now been named as one of the country’s top young innovators by the Prince’s Trust, which has provided him with a grant to get Grown Urban off the ground. The organisation has provided him with £5,000 for the business and will pay him the … [Read more...] about Newcastle’s Grown Urban plans to turn abandoned buildings into urban farms
A Paceville masterplan was shelved in December 2016. What is its status? To be fair we are still undergoing discussions with the Department of Contracts. At this stage, we might as well wait for the local plan review rather than having a master plan for Paceville. Obviously, timing is crucial both for the public and the government. Mercury House has been approved, Villa Rosa has been approved, and the db project will most likely be approved. How is large-scale development still taking place when it’s clear that the area is in desperate need of holistic long-term planning? We always said that without the masterplan the development could still take place. They are in line with the existing local plan. But the master plan was issued because the local plan does not go far enough in safeguarding the area, which is already heavily congested. We had tried to do something, which in our opinion, was looking at a broader picture and it was shot down. That was about the specifics of the … [Read more...] about We might as well wait for local plan review than have master plan for Paceville – PA Chairman
The sleek black van seemed a lot like a taxi. After summoning it to my location in central London using my smartphone, I walked a short distance to the pick-up point and clambered in. But then, just as I moved to close the door, a stranger climbed in after me. She introduced herself as Anna. It was Anna’s third time using Smart Ride, the new service from Citymapper, the route planning app that has branched out to offer its own transport services. Smart Ride uses a fleet of minivans that move around the city on a fixed network, matching up passengers based on pick-up points and destinations. Citymapper calls it “a solution for dynamic shared transportation in cities”. Essentially, it’s a cross between a taxi and a bus. In other words, Citymapper has its sights set on mass transit. And it’s not alone. The chief executive of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, recently announced: “I want to run the bus systems for a city.” Elon Musk, who hopes his … [Read more...] about Private companies want to replace public transport. Should we let them?