London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan

London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan
Mark Moran

A plan to turn London into a National Park City has been unveiled by mayor Sadiq Khan. Thousands more trees will be planted, community green spaces improved and... continue

14 Aug 2017RUDI News

Newcastle to use public health money to support public parks funding

Newcastle City Council is preparing to set up a mutual organisation to take over its parks service, with substantial funding set to come from the public health department. The council has said it expects it will have no money for non-statutory services by 2017-18, reports Horticulture Week. The... continue

6 Mar 2017RUDI News

Transport and urban professionals can help to put 'health in all polices', says PHE

In England today, we are facing some wicked health challenges, says Public Health England (PHE). In its latest report, Implementing Health in All Policies at a local level, it outlines how these issues – many of which are exacerbated by poor mobility and poor living options – can be... continue

18 Oct 2016RUDI News

MPs say health should be a ‘material consideration’ for planning proposals

MPs have urged ministers to stipulate that health should be a material consideration in both planning and licensing law. A new report from the Commons Health Committee says: ‘It is crucial that health considerations are taken into account in all areas of local government policy.... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News
Planning policy not main problem behind poor housing delivery, developers are

Planning policy not main problem behind poor housing delivery, developers are

A new briefing note from Civitas (a community of researchers and supporters committed to discovering how best to strengthen democracy, uphold limited government and maintain personal freedom) seeks to explain why planning policy is not, in fact, the main problem in delivering new housing today. The prime... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News

UCL’s national movement for high quality in place design wins national research award

A national movement campaigning for high quality places brought together by University College London has won the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement in this year’s RTPI Awards for Research Excellence. Place Alliance brings together built environment sector organisations with an... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News

Playful urban politics: the city as playground

Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, and is usually, but not exclusively, carried out in urban spaces. Parkour involves seeing one's environment in a new... continue

3 Aug 2016RUDI News

Sheffield's playgrounds go smoke-free

Sheffield City Council has launched a smoke free playground policy across Sheffield’s 152 playgrounds. Signs, developed in collaboration with Sheffield school children, are going up in children’s playgrounds across the city. The voluntary code came into effect on 22 July 2016.... continue

25 Jul 2016RUDI News

Public parks inquiry explore funding threats; responses welcome

The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has launched a public parks inquiry to examine if parks are under threat from funding cuts. It will also explore how new funding and management models could be introduced in the future. The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has... continue

18 Jul 2016RUDI News

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