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    25 NOVEMBER 2013COSLA CONFERENCE CENTRE, EDINBURGH

    SHEILA BECKNHS Health Scotland

    DAVID MILLERThe James Hutton Institute

    Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing

  • The health and wellbeing of a population is a key focus for any government as it is a key factor in any thriving nation. With this in mind it is widely recognised that many of the underlying determinants of inequalities in health and well-being are environmental, and the Scottish Government recognises that this has a significant impact on the health of Scotlands people, and that action is required to create healthy environments for our population which are also safe and nurturing for our children and young people. There are a growing number and variety of organisations, including the Scottish Government agencies, NDGBs, private companies and charities, working in this field and looking at a variety of issues. These issues include the association between health and access to green spaces, the benefits of play and the importance of walking areas. However, the relationships between quality and extent of green space, proximity to and use of such areas, and health outcomes, have yet to be quantified appropriately and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. This conference will examine the issues outlined above such as the connections between health and wellbeing, place making and use of urban open spaces. In addition, it will summarise the relationship between open space in relation to physical and mental health, and environmental, economic, social and cultural wellbeing, through expert analysis and evidence based case studies.

    Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing

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    Who should attend this event?

    This event is of great relevance to:

    local government planning or public health directors, managers or staff

    central government planning or health and wellbeing professionals

    town planners, planning consultants, health and wellbeing professionals

    representatives from organisations working in public health, early years development, place making or the environment

    Academics working in these same fields Health and wellbeing, planning and

    environmental consultants

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    Agenda 25 NOVEMBER 2013COSLA CONFERENCE CENTRE, EDINBURGHSESSION 1Introduction

    SESSION 2Creating the Right Infrastructure

    SESSION 3Community Benefits

    Introduction from the Chair Craig McLaren, National Director, RTPI Scotland

    Opening Address Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing (invited)

    Current Research Prof David Miller, The James Hutton Institute

    The application of the evidence base Richard Tisdall, Director, Tisdall Associates

    Green space as primary prevention

    Exploring the missing link Using research at the

    sharp end

    Q&A

    Break

    9:20

    9:30

    9:50

    10:10

    10:30

    10:50

    The transport policy mix: how best to create places for people Prof Iain Docherty, University of Glasgow

    Places for walking Ian Findlay, Chief Executive, Paths for All

    Improving local walking environments

    National, regional and local measures

    Encouraging more people to walk more often

    Funding for Green Spaces and Infrastructure Colin McLean, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Scotland (Invited)

    Q&A

    Lunch

    11:10

    11:30

    11:50

    12:10

    12:30

    Using outdoor spaces to tackle inequality Euan Hall, Chief Executive, The Land Trust

    Restoring green spaces through cross sector collaboration

    Community involvement, volunteering and education programmes

    Practical examples of the link between green space and health

    The Importance of Good Quality Green Spaces for Childrens HealthSheila Beck, Principle Health Adviser, NHS Health Scotland

    The findings of the Good Places, Better Health initiative

    Green space impact on Neighbourhood

    Green space as a place to socialise, play and develop

    Creating the Right Conditions for PlayMarguerite Hunter-Blair, Chief Executive, Play Scotland

    The benefits of Strategically planning for play,

    The role of the national play strategy action plan

    Why the General Comment on Article 31 matters

    Q&A

    Closing remarks from the Chair

    Close

    13:30

    13:50

    14:10

    14:30

    14:50

    15:00

    Sandy Robinson,Principal Architect,Scottish Government

    Neil Ritch, Deputy Director, ScotlandThe Big Lottery

    Colin Reid, Sustainability Manager,The Wheatley Group

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