Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Seminar: Anatomy of a Healthy City

Responsibility for Public Health transferred from the NHS to local government in 2013. In reality responsibility for public health has rested with local government for over a century.

Sheffield City Council has a stated aim of being a “public health organisation”, and clearly has significant responsibility for the well being of citizens.

If we were redesigning a city for about 570,000 people where improved health and reduced inequality in health outcomes was a key criterion of success, what would this look like, and I had a budget of £14bn what would it look like.

This is one of the central challenges  for any modern city.

This lecture will set out how this challenge is being approached in Sheffield, what does the anatomy of a healthy city look like in practice.

The lecture will address the roles of a range of stakeholders, the challenges and opportunities and some insights into how this is being taken forward in Sheffield. It will be a two way process. There isn’t a single person who ‘knows the answer’ thus there will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A and open discussion.

Watch the Seminar

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