Healthy Spatial Planning SIG

About the Healthy Spatial Planning SIG

The Healthy Spatial Planning SIG has been established to support the work of the FPH in building networks and influencing policy around the built environment and how it influences population health. This includes supporting the training of public health professionals and preparing students for working alongside local authority and commercial planners and developers.

The development of the modern public health and urban planning professions can both be traced back to the public health act of 1848, when the British government first took responsibility for the health of its citizens. One of the purposes of the SIG is to help re-build the links between these professions and to support the sharing of evidence, expertise and experience to improve population health.

We also produce a weekly horizon scanning email for the FPH covering a range of relevant topics. If you are interested in this update, please contact the chair (details below). Previous updates are available on the Learning for Public Health West Midlands site -

The workplan for the SIG is currently under development and will be available on this site when it is ready.

If you would like to find out more about the SIG, or are interested in joining, please contact the chair, Paul Southon, and

Chair: Paul Southon