BRISTOL 2018 | Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live


Organisers:   WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION Collaborating Centre and the Department of Architecture, UWE, with AMPS. In collaboration with the Public Health Film Society.

Place: University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Dates: 25-26 January 2018

Abstract Submission (Round 1): 01 June 2017   Nb.  This allows delegates needing an early decision

Abstract Submission (Round 2): 30 October 2017


Starting with housing as the origin of the public health movement, this conference seeks to broaden the debate about health and the built environment today by framing it as an issue impacting upon healthy communities, cities and homes defined broadly as planning, policy and design issues.

This event is part of a global series of conferences and publications that critique built environment issues from integrated perspectives: Public health, The healthy city, Urban Planning, Health and housing, Sustainable communities, Social policy, Housing Design and more.


Christopher Shaw. Chair, Architects for Health; Faculty of Public Health (TBC)

Speakers this series of events organised by AMPS and its university partners include: John Ashton, President of the Faculty of Public Health, Herman Hertzberger, Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medalist, 2012; Assemble, Turner Prize Winners, 2015; Stephen Hodder, CBE, President, RIBA, 2013-15 and other organisations such as the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Part of a border series of housing events:

Publications: A Special Issues of the Architecture_MPSjournal, UCL Press; 2. An AMPS book with UCL Press; 3. An AMPS book with Libri Publishing’; 4. The AMPS book with Vernon Press; 5. Books as part of the AMPS publishing partnership with Routledge Taylor & Francis.

The city of Bristol:

One of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, identified in 2009 as one of the world’s top ten cities, and named as the best city in Britain in which to live in 2014, Bristol also won the EU’s European Green Capital Award in 2015. It is ranked as Britain’s most-sustainable city.

More information: Architecturemps/Bristol 2018