How does the built environment contribute to health and wellbeing?

How can the planning system contribute to wellbeing in a fairer Scotland?

BEFS Annual lecture 2016, encompassed an evening discussion with Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Strathclyde, Nick Wright, Convenor RTPI Scotland and chaired by Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive PAS. In the context of the Fairer Scotland project the evening was an opportunity to consider what the planning system can deliver for communities.

BEFS 2014 Annual Lecture by Sir Harry Burns, the then Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, was about the contribution the built environment makes to wellbeing. Subsequently the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and Architecture & Design Scotland have launched the Place Standard.