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Is spatial planning bad for our health?

Words: Hugh Barton
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Research suggests that health outcomes are strongly linked to income inequality, and reinforced by quality of place. So, Hugh Barton asks, are the spatial planning decisions we make bad for our health?

The dominant public debate about health is more about illness and how to treat it than health.

It is about the funding crisis of the National Health (or Illness) Service and the related issue of social care. Little attention is given to the degree to which we are increasing healthcare costs by our social, economic and environmental decisions.  Yet there is now powerful evidence that .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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