Health & Well-being
The links between the quality of urban landscapes and people’s health is now well understood and there is an unprecedented consensus that prevention and early intervention belongs at the heart of this country’s health agenda.
We support Public Health England aims to improve the nation’s health & well-being and reduce health inequalities and promote the application of the concept of ‘wellness’.
The Government has explicitly prioritised prevention and we have a role to play in putting this into practice by creating recreational environments to improve the health and well-being of local communities.
A study by Mathew White from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter in the journal Preventative Medicine has concluded that “Outdoor exercise delivers an estimated £2.2bn of health benefits to adults in England each year.”
We are with the pioneers in the PLACE Alliance who are promoting ‘Healthy Places – Healthy People.’
We have been promoting the sociological importance of landscaping in urban environments since 1970.
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – Liverpool – Examplar