This seminar will explore new evidence on shaping our places to better respond to the health and wellbeing needs of children.


12.30   Registration

A light lunch will be available.

13.00   Welcome and introduction from the Chair

Julia Thrift, Projects & Operations Director, TCPA

13.05   The wider determinants of childhood physical and mental health 

Debbie Arrigon, National Child Obesity and Physical Activity Programme Manager, Public Health England (invited)

13.25   Ever decreasing circles? How we’ve limited kids’ freedom and why it matters

Dr William Bird MBE, Chief Executive and Founder, Intelligent Health

13.45   Developing public spaces that better meet the needs of children and young people in new urban developments

Professor Peter Kraftl, Chair in Human Geography and Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill, The University of Birmingham

14.05   Q&A

14.20   Coffee break

14.40   Active design

      speaker from Sport England tbc

15:00   Lessons from the NHS Healthy New Towns

Whitehill & Bordon – Hogmoor Inclosure - a natural green space for everyone

Kate Hillerby, Healthy New Town Programme Lead & Funding Manager, Whitehill & Bordon Delivery Team, East Hampshire District Council

Creating play spaces in Northstowe - the Healthy Living and Youth & Play Strategy

Clare Gibbons, Northstowe Healthy New Town Programme Lead, South Cambridgeshire District Council

15:40   Q&A

15.55   Closing remarks from the Chair

16.00   Seminar end

Price: £50+vat (£60) for TCPA Members; £100+vat (£120) for non-members; FREE for TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) members.

Check here if you qualify for the TCPA Member rate.

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This seminar is part of the TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) programme of events. The NCG consists of local authorities and development corporations bringing forward large-scale new developments, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. Further information on joining the NCG is available here.

Please note that it is not necessary to be registered on the site in order to complete your booking. Just enter your name and email address when completing the purchase to become registered automatically.

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