Happy and healthy communities: how can we build health and wellbeing into new home developments that work for everyone?

The launch event for our Building Utopia publication brought together experts to discuss how we can build climate-resilient cities while also addressing health and social inequalities.

Our cities are key places. The way that we plan and develop cities needs to be improved so that we can reach carbon targets and improve the health and lives of the people that live within them. What we build now will last for at least 30 years so it is vital that we lock in sustainable features that will remain well past the 2038 and 2050 targets.

  • Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities (Chair)
  • Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, President, CBI
  • Cllr Abi Brown, Leader, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Professor Sheena Cruikshank, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement, The University of Manchester
  • Professor James Evans, Professor of Human Geography, The University of Manchester
  • Gavin Taylor, Regional General Manager, Far East Consortium International Limited (FEC)

This event was recorded on Monday 4 October 2021 and formed part of our party conferences fringe programme.