International Healthy Streets Summit 2019
Delivering Healthy Streets is key to making our cities better places to walk, cycle and spend time, and for supporting social and economic activity. October will see the third International Healthy Streets Summit, hosted by Glasgow City Council, take place in Glasgow over two days. Given our extensive urban infrastructure work across the UK helping to reshape and redesign many streets and places, the summit offers us the opportunity to share experiences and discuss the key issues with all those involved in helping create Healthy Streets across the UK and the world.
This year, the summit takes place in Glasgow, the home of one of the largest urban infrastructure projects in the UK, Glasgow Avenues. We’re proud to lead the multi-discplinary design team on Block ‘A’ of this transformative £115m project, which will see a number of key city centre streets redesigned to protect and prioritise space for cyclists and pedestrians, improve connectivity, introduce sustainable green infrastructure through attractive streetscapes and enhancing biodiversity and improve the way public transport is accommodated.
A key part of the summit is the International Healthy Streets Awards . These recognise and reward excellence in the planning and delivery of Healthy Street improvements in towns and cities in Great Britain & Ireland. Our Founding Director, Stephen O’Malley is pleased to have joined the judging panel this year and is looking forward to assessing the entries which wlll profile the very best initiatives and examples of healthy streets that are well designed and managed so that they serve the needs of people, their health and happiness. Categories this year include Healthy Street of the Year, Best Behaviour Change Initiative, Healthy Streets Champion and Best Healthy Street Business Improvement District. Closing date for entries is 26th July.
The Summit takes place on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October, with site visits and awards taking place on 9th October and the conference and exhibition taking place on 10th October . To book tickets and find out more visit http://landor.co.uk/healthystreets/2019/home.php