For this webinar, the SWEEP Investing in Nature for Health project team welcomed Zoe Sydenham and Jemma Sharman from the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure department at Plymouth City Council.
Zoe and Jemma spoke about the Green Minds project. More than 30% of Plymouth is green or blue infrastructure and these spaces offer opportunities to benefit communities in the city by supporting health and wellbeing, social value, biodiversity, the local economy and climate resilience. However, budget cuts in local government have reduced the resources available to plan and manage these spaces. Green Minds has been funded by Urban Innovative Actions to address these challenges, enabling Plymouth City Council to trial new approaches to delivering a more integrated planning and management system for urban nature and helping maximise the social value created through sustainable land-use management and nature-based solutions. Zoe and Jemma discussed some of the alternative methods being trialled in the Green Minds project, such as collective stewardship, and took part in a Q&A session after the talk.
This webinar is particularly relevant for those with an interest in how investment in the environment can impact public health, from health and social care professionals to local planning authorities.
|Recorded: 25 September 2020|
|Speakers: Zoe Sydenham and Jemma Sharman, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure department, Plymouth City Council|
|Host: Ben Wheeler, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, United Kingdom|