Manchester at night.
Credit: Richard Heyes
How can the design of a city impact on public health?
1. Write a few ideas of your own down first of all!
2. Compare your ideas with what the researchers found when they investigated this question in nine cities in England. What link did they find between city design and health in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield?
The information is in the City Health Check RIBA article (the report itself is available to download at the end).
3. What about other cities? If you live near a different city or know one well, what would you say about it's design and the health of the people who live there? What changes would you make, if any?