Cost/benefit analysis of incorporating health

Resources

HAUS tool to support cost/benefit analysis

  • A cost analysis database developed by the TRUUD team (link), incorporating evidence of the links between the urban environment and health as much as possible for the contemporary UK context.
  • The tool allows user – e.g. planners, developers, housebuilders – to quantify the links between the urban environment and health as much as possible for the contemporary UK context.

 

Evidence supporting cost/benefit analysis of incorporating health

  • Placemaking and value, RICS professional guidance, UK. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, February 2016. ‘By analysing five case studies, this paper aims to understand the relationship between the various design features and delivery mechanisms of a large residential scheme, and the end-sales achieved. It distils which physical attributes, as well as which delivery approaches, can create a positive sense of place in a new residential development and how this can trigger higher values. It also looks at the value created upon release as a static comparison with other new build schemes in each of the locations, as well as trends in values over time.’ . Placemaking and Value (rics.org)

 

Challenges of green gentrification and health

  • Collection of research exploring how green initiatives can result in gentrification of neighbourhoods, and how this can impact health, well-being, and health pathways (e.g., physical activity, affordable housing). Green Gentrification and Health: A Scoping Review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7908481/
  • ‘Urban greening certainly provides economic, ecological, health, and social benefits to many, it may create new and deeper vulnerabilities and processes of green gentrification for historically marginalized residents – working-class groups, minorities, and immigrants – even in the many cases where interventions are meant to redress historic inequalities in the provision of parks or green spaces.’ (In)Justice in Urban Greening and Green Gentrification. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-22566-6_20

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