We will bridge the gap between the public and decision-makers in urban planning. One of the main ways we will do this is by developing creative initiatives in partnership with the public, which will be designed to share their experiences of living in urban environments.
This work aims to not only improve decision-makers’ understanding of the impacts of urban settings on health and health inequalities, but to persuade them of the positive role they can play in improving health outcomes. Our intention is to influence their behaviour and ensure that the health of urban communities is prioritised in future planning.
We will also be working to make sure that the voice of the public is heard throughout the TRUUD programme through ‘public involvement’, which we define as working with the public to design and carry out our research.