About this in-person Tower Hamlets Workshop and Walking Tour:
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets invites you to join a walking tour of the Isle of Dogs and find out how the Public Health team work closely with Planning and Regeneration colleagues to support the health and wellbeing of those living and working in the area.
The Isle of Dogs is undergoing transformational change. Several large sites in the area are under construction, with many more sites allocated for regeneration in the Local Plan. Much of the isle is in areas of open space deficiency. The area is a place of contrasts: home to the financial district of Canary Wharf, as well as large social housing estates.
The unique challenges of managing development in this area have required cross-divisional working within the borough to ensure the health and wellbeing of residents (both new and existing) is protected during the process. We will hear from planning, regeneration, and public health colleagues on their work in this area and see first-hand the challenges and opportunities of the area during a walking tour. We will also hear more about the approach that Tower Hamlets Public Health team have taken to achieve healthier environments more widely and the learning they have experienced to date.
The primary aims of the day are for participants to learn about partnership approaches to influence the built and natural environment to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes; and to build capacity and knowledge in urban design and planning concepts. Please join the workshop and tour to hear about the approach taken at Tower Hamlets.
Please note there are 30 spaces available and we will try to ensure all boroughs that wish to attend have at least one space if oversubscribed.