Healthy Spaces & Places Healthy Spaces & Places

Making it Happen

Find out more about the processes involved in designing and developing healthy spaces and places.

Healthy planning calls for multiple tools and cross-sectoral approaches.

It cannot be stated enough: everyday decisions make a difference. Small changes can count as much as big or strategic ones.

Many different actions at all levels of the planning system can lead to improved health and wellbeing, as indicated in the Australian Planning Systems – Health Interventions Table.

What is required is for planners to routinely consider planning and design for people movements as well as car movements.

Actions that can contribute to the process of creating healthy spaces and places include the following:

  1. Research
  2. Integration
  3. Implementation
  4. Education & Training
  5. Partnerships
  6. Measuring Success

Process actions can be tailored to fit individual projects, policies and developments and can assist in achieving healthy planning outcomes.

If you would like to be able to contact consultant planners who specialise in social and health aspects of planning, the Planning Institute of Australia’s consultancy directory may be able to provide you with details for some relevant organisations and companies. Please note that this is not a complete list of all consultancies skilled in this area.

Source: Pamela Miller Photographer





Last updated on 8th April, 2011

Sponsors This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.