RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES

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RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES

Introduction

As population grows, the demand for housing and other social amenities continue to
grow. The growth of the population has not matched regeneration of thee social amenities
leading to challenges like pollution, congestion, and others (Johnson, Ambrose, Bassett, et al.
1997, p. 585). Urban planners have a major role to play in regenerating the existing urban
centres to ensure that they address these challenges. Considering that development of new urban
centres is costly and the land mass is decreasing, the only solution to the current urban problem
is seeking innovative solutions that increase efficiency and reduce pollution and other challenges
without interfering with the ability to serve the residents. Pollution, congestion, and other aspect
of urban plan have major impact on health. For example, few footpaths discourage people from
walking. This reduces physical inactivity and consequently led to development of weight related
problems like obesity, heart diseases, and others (Massompoor 2004, 2). Also, increased
congestion leads to increased pollution which affects health with increased case of respiratory
problems. The relationship between urban planning and health is well established in research
(Bigazzi, Figliozzi, Clifton, & Monsere, 2011, p. 53).

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Planning for Healthy Cities (ARCH5043) 2018

 

Assignment 1 – Group Presentation based on a case study – additional guidance and tutor support

 

The assignment

The group based inter – disciplinary case study is designed to develop your ability as a health scientists and planners to use the knowledge you have gained in the first 5/6 weeks of the course to improve community or population health through a specific built environment/urban design or program intervention. The case study can be a specific physical location such as one of the field trip sites or some other site; it could also be a population, program or behaviour – linkages to one or more of the following should be made explicit – physical activity, contact with nature, social interaction or nutritious food consumption. RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES.

The case study should be developed with four basic components

  • conceptual framework informed by succinct literature review including reference to target population or behaviour
  • description of the site/program/population/behaviour
  • issues/analysis
  • proposed solutions including urban design, critiques, applied issues and hurdles, presentation of

intersection(s) of health knowledges and planning knowledges

 

 

 

Tutor support

Working across disciplinary boundaries

We support your efforts to work across disciplinary boundaries through lectures, workshops and field trips that make explicit the links between the built environment and health. In particular in Week 2 we provide a session on the planning system for health science and other students not familiar with the planning system and a session for planning students on the fundamental principles of health science. RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES.

Managing the case study assignment

As stated above the assignment is designed so that you can use knowledge gained in the first 5/6 weeks of the course to develop a health improvement intervention through your case study. I suggest you make a regular time to catch up with your group through email, social media or in person during weeks 2-5 as you will not be in your regular tutorial group during this period. Please nominate one person in your group to manage email or learnonline interaction with your tutor. RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES.

My advice is to commit to a timetable something along these lines

  • Weeks 1-3; identify case study, develop structure and assign workload for each member
  • Weeks 4-6; further development of the study and be prepared to discuss progress in Week 6 tutorial
  • Mid term break – each person to complete their section and presentation developed
  • Week 7 – 8; presentations of case studies with timing to be discussed with the tutor. RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES

Tutorial Oral Presentation

Requirement: 10  minute presentation of a case study of an urban environment, relevant health promotion program, population or behaviour – 5 minutes of discussion/questions

Criteria            
Team Presentation (30%) HD D C P1/P2 F Comment
Clear, succinct presentation of key points            
Fluent (flow of ideas), coherent, logical progression          
Clear linkage and integration of ideas          
Use of visuals to convey messages/information (eg photos or other representations of  the site context and the resulting  design, research or program opportunity*)          
Clear demonstration of all team members involvement          
Presentation Content (70%) HD D C P1/P2 F Comment
Use of relevant built environment and health literature eg models of the linkages between built environment and health or adoption of salutogenic/health promoting  principles (required in all aspects of content and presentation            
Succinct description of the case identifying key variables eg urban form, target population, behaviour, health issue(s)

 

         
Identification of cautions, potential complications, critiques, issues/hurdles addressed          
Evaluation framework          
Evidence of inter disciplinary collaboration          
Clear and appropriate referencing          
Summary comment:
Team Assignment grade:

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RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES

Introduction

As population grows, the demand for housing and other social amenities continue to
grow. The growth of the population has not matched regeneration of thee social amenities
leading to challenges like pollution, congestion, and others (Johnson, Ambrose, Bassett, et al.
1997, p. 585). Urban planners have a major role to play in regenerating the existing urban
centres to ensure that they address these challenges. Considering that development of new urban
centres is costly and the land mass is decreasing, the only solution to the current urban problem
is seeking innovative solutions that increase efficiency and reduce pollution and other challenges
without interfering with the ability to serve the residents. Pollution, congestion, and other aspect
of urban plan have major impact on health. For example, few footpaths discourage people from
walking. This reduces physical inactivity and consequently led to development of weight related
problems like obesity, heart diseases, and others (Massompoor 2004, 2). Also, increased
congestion leads to increased pollution which affects health with increased case of respiratory
problems. The relationship between urban planning and health is well established in research
(Bigazzi, Figliozzi, Clifton, & Monsere, 2011, p. 53). RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES……..

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