The moment we have all been waiting for is coming closer. We now have confirmation that our book is being published by Bloomsbury on 12th August 2021. This book, written by UD/MH Director Layla McCay and UD/MH Fellow Jenny Roe sets out a brand new framework for designing mental health into cities. It has summaries of the latest research. It has original pictures plus photos. It has case studies. It has design guidelines. It brings together all the science with the practice to create a really exciting read, suitable for designers, planners, city officials, public health and mental health practitioners, students and academics alike. Which makes it a must-read. You can pre-order now from Bloomsbury, Amazon, or any lovely independent bookshop of your choosing.
Healthy City Design 2020 is taking place 30th November - 3 December.
Usually this takes place in London, but thanks to COVID-19, this year it is virtual so you can attend from anywhere in the world. UD/MH is pleased to be a supporting partner for this incredibly relevant event. Here's our highlights from the event programme; timings are in UK timezone:
The latest edition of the Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health was published in October 2020, and the theme was COVID City. Don't miss the fascinating pieces exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on urban planning and design around the world - and how this in turn has affected people's mental health.
This Edition also includes seven new case studies from Adelaide (Australia), Ankara (Turkey), Delhi (India), George Town (Malaysia), Montreal and Toronto (Canada), and Washington, DC (USA). We continue to seek insights from all cities, and from South America and Africa in particular, so if you're interested, please get in touch.