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Health and inclusive planning

Dementia and Town Planning (January 2017) Creating better environments for people living with dementia. Endorsed by Alzheimer's Society this practice advice summarises expert advice, outlines key planning and health policy and highlights case studies.

Poverty, Place and Inequality (May 2016) Policy paper that examines why place-based approaches are key to tackling poverty and inequality. The report argues that many national and local policies are failing to reduce poverty because they are ignoring how well planned local environments with good services and transport can help lift people out of poverty.

Faith Groups and the Planning System: Policy Briefing (October 2015) AHRC Faith and Place Network - RTPI is a member. Contains 15 key recommendations for faith groups, planners, developers and local authorities on five policy areas: understanding one another, community, equality and diversity, sharing good practice and the planning framework.

Promoting Healthy Cities (2014) Argues that planning is critical to promoting healthy cities, and that health and wellbeing need to be at the core of how we design and develop cities. Part of RTPI's Centenary Planning Horizons project. The full paper and summary are available.

District Action on Public Health (2013) District Councils Network with RTPI, CIEH and CIH Outlines how district councils contribute towards the new health and wellbeing agenda in local government, and includes an RTPI contribution regarding the vital role of planning in public health.

Planning for Gypsies and Travellers (2007) This good practice note is in a series of complementary parts. It aims to help practitioners deliver satisfactory services to Gypsy and Traveller communities. There is a strong focus on integrated, effective service delivery through the optimum use of stakeholder resources and partnership working. It has been primarily written for planners working in England.

Please note: This advice was written in 2007. Since then the legislative framework has changed, however the principles and ways of working promoted in it remain relevant.

Gender and Spatial Planning (2007) Spatial planning can only deliver a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for all if it is sensitive to all needs. This note examines definitions of equality and the key gender issues affecting spatial planning.

Gender Equality and Plan Making: The Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit (2003) Provides advice to planners on the best available tools to mainstream gender.