SPAHG is a group of planning and health experts: academics, practitioners and community representatives, seeking to improve public health through the positive use of spatial planning. The group aims to study, promote and disseminate knowledge on the relationship between spatial planning and health, and to promote policies and action based upon evidence. For further information, see our constitution.
Members of SPAHG first convened as part of NICE’s Spatial Planning and Health Programme Development Group. At the conclusion of that research in November 2010, SPAHG was formed to take forward the work of developing and implementing key themes and actions.
To join SPAHG, please send an email with your name, organisation, and reason for your interest.
SPAHG’s report ‘Steps to Healthy Planning: Proposals for Action‘, published June 2011, is available to download.
The evidence base for the report is also available.
Reuniting Health with Planning: TCPA Journal Special Issue
December 6, 2014
SPAHG Supports New TCPA Report: Planning Healthier Places
December 5, 2013
National Planning Practice Guidance website – SPAHG Comments
October 14, 2013
New Article in Public Health: Joining up Health and Planning
September 29, 2013