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If you are involved in neighbourhood improvements, public health interventions, active travel or in working out how to share and disseminate similar information then Walking Geographies are walkabout events to which you should come. Walking Geographies will provide you with an opportunity of showcasing the work you are doing, learn from others working in a similar field, broaden your knowledge, and be the catalyst to take your project further.
In 2013, Rethinking Cities will be bringing Walking Geographies to a neighbourhood near you - bringing people like you together to share and develop your thoughts, ideas and projects. Forthcoming events include:
Weaving Wellbeing Walkshops Opportunities for joint working and shared thinking between the people working in public health and public realm: housing, streets, parks and open spaces on estates. We consider what makes a healthy neighbourhood. Look at one neighbourhood that has been changed, yet with still lots that can be done, and discuss how changes were brought about.
These walkshops encourage joint working and shared thinking between the people working in public health and public realm: housing, streets, parks and open spaces on estates.On the walk shop and subsequent debrief you will consider what makes a healthy neighbourhood. Looking at one neighbourhood that has been changed, yet with still lots that can be done, and discuss how changes were brought about.
Key issues you will explore:
· The environment around people’s homes and how this contributes to their health and wellbeing, and quality of life
· How physical changes in existing neighbourhoods can boost the health and wellbeing of residents
What you will learn:
· How it is possible to transform places and neighbourhoods without whole scale demolition
· The combination of changes that lead to transformation
· Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the transformations undertaken – what works, what doesn’t.
The priority audience is those that are community representatives and officers in local authorities and RSLs from planning, public health, parks, housing, street management and community – spare spaces will be allocated more widely.
Details of our next walkshop will appear here.