Episode #62: Helen Pineo - Healthy Urbanism from Planetary to Building Scales
An interview with Dr. Helen Pineo of University College London
Dr Helen Pineo MRTPI is an urban planner and Associate Professor in Healthy and Sustainable Cities in the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London. Her research focuses on how property development, regeneration and urban policy can support health and sustainability. She contributes to the evidence base about why and how to do healthy urbanism by using transdisciplinary approaches and amplifying the needs of underrepresented communities and the planet. Her book, Healthy Urbanism: Designing and Planning Equitable, Sustainable and Inclusive Places, re-defines the meaning and form of healthy urban environments.
In this episode we talk about:
Helen’s new book Healthy Urbanism and why she wrote it.
The importance of considering planetary health and ecological health in relation to human health and wellbeing.
Some examples of healthy and sustainable urbanism from across the world.
The need for alternative funding models to deliver healthy urbanism.
Learn more about Dr. Pineo and her work here: https://healthyurbanism.net/
If you want to buy the book, you can get a 40% discount through end of March 2023. Paste the coupon code HIGHLIGHTS22 at checkout. Buy the book here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-16-9647-3
Check out the podcast’s back catalogue on the Green Urbanist podcast website and Spotify.
This episode really benefits from seeing visuals of what we discuss, so check out the items below while you listen. Enjoy!
Below is the THRIVES framework diagram of healthy urbanism from Helen’s book. Check out the diagram while she explains it in the episode. Read more about it here: https://healthyurbanism.net/thrives-2/
Case Study: Nightingale, Melbourne
Nightingale is a housing development in Melbourne with a strong focus on affordability, sustainability, wellbeing and communal living. Learn more at the links and check out the photos below.
Case Study: Marmalade Lane, Cambridge
We discuss the award willing Marmalade Lane Co-housing community in Cambridge, England as a great case study. Learn more at their website: https://www.marmaladelane.co.uk/