Healthy New Towns

In partnership with the National Health Society (NHS) in England, we’re exploring the relationship between design and well-being through The Healthy Towns Initiative. The program is a response to the NHS Five Year Forward View, which sets out to reshape the way we approach health care services through the built environment.

IBI Group was appointed as special advisors with a mission to integrate Evidence Based Design (EBD) approaches into the proposals created by the teams selected as NHS Healthy New Towns. Our ultimate goal: promoting community wellbeing through future-forward planning and connectivity.

Ten test cities have been identified for this initiative, potentially impacting 76,000 homes, over 200,000 people, as well as the supporting community infrastructure. IBI Group will contribute expertise and support in the areas of Health and Public Service Strategy; Travel and Transport; Digital Smart Cities; Behavioural Insights; and Inclusive Design and Dementia.

Healthy New Towns

Country-wide, UK

Working in partnership with National Health Services (NHS) England, we’re exploring the relationship between design and community well-being, and rethinking the way we approach healthcare services through the built environment.

Creating healthy communities