Our work Social justice Planning and health Publications ‘Reuniting Health with Planning’ is a UK-wide TCPA initiative focused on improving skills, understanding and knowledge of practitioners, planners and non-planners especially those in public health and the built environment, involved in policy making and developments at the national and local levels. Contact Michael Chang MRTPI (TCPA Project and Policy Manager) Michael.Chang@tcpa.org.uk for further information or if you have any questions about the Reuniting Health with Planning projects. The 'Reuniting Health with Planning' initiative has developed useful publications: Planning for health and well-being in Wales: A briefing on integrating planning and public health for practitioners working in local planning authorities and health organisations in Wales (November 2016) - A briefing for the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit and Public Health Wales. Town & Country Planning #healthyplanning Special Edition Journal (November 2016) - The Association's third special issue with Guest Editors Professor Janice Morphet, Carl Petrokofsky (PHE) and Andre Pinto (PHE). Please take the time to complete a short feedback survey about the special edition journal here. Building the Foundations: tackling obesity through planning and development (March 2016)- In collaboration with PHE and the LGA, this practice-based report is the result of a workshop series in 2015 demonstrating innovative practice from fourteen local authority areas across England and their partners on how to tackle obesity and other problems by using planning policy and in making decisions on new housing and mixed use developments. Delivering Sustainable Healthy Homes and Communities in Northern Ireland project report and guidance (March 2016) Public Health in Planning: good practice guide (July 2015) – This guide for use with the English planning system brings together and signposts to existing guidance on the planning process, and highlight existing good practice examples and first-hand advice from councils in varying levels of working relationship between public health and planning, and includes tried-and-tested processes. Planning Healthy-weight environments (December 2014) - A practical resource for practitioners to use when working together to enable the creation of healthy-weight environments by setting out a framework of 6 Planning healthy weight environment elements. Town & Country Planning Journal Special Edition 'Reuniting Health with Planning' (2014) - The Association's second special issue with Guest Editors Andrew Ross and Carl Petrokofsky (PHE). Belfast Healthy Cities 'Reuniting Planning and Health' capacity building resource (July 2014) – This project aims to build capacity among planning, local government and health professionals on the links between land use planning and health in Northern Ireland. The series of online resources is intended to create a starting point for exploring collaboration on planning and health. Reuniting health with planning: Planning healthier places report (2013) – This report sets out key messages and advice to help planning and health practitioners work collaboratively to create healthier places and communities, based on a practical understanding of how things are working in selected case-study areas. Reuniting health with planning. How planning and public health practitioners can work together to implement health and planning reforms in England (2012) – Using case studies from around England, this Handbook explores how, following planning and public health changes in 2012-13, places are using this time of change to push forward their intention to integrate their work. Spatial planning for health guide (2010) – This guide promotes the positive application of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in the planning process so that the JSNA as a method of engagement and an evidence-based tool can be fully understood and appreciated by planners. TCPA briefing: Planning for a natural and healthy environment (2010) - TCPA messages on the old Planning Policy Statement on Planning for a Natural and Healthy Environment.