Restore Social and
natural infrastructure

10% of worst-off areas in the UK are least likely to secure government funds to renew social infrastructure . Simultaneously, the UK has lost over 50% of its biodiversity in the last 50 years , ranking at the bottom of the G7 .

Urban planning plays a crucial role in solving our public health, well-being, and ecological crises, whilst simultaneously unlocking sustainable lifestyles and social justice. The UN recognises the role that sustainable development plays in ending poverty and deprivations, improving health and education, reducing inequality, delivering growth, whilst positively tackling climate change.

How to ensure social justice is achieved with new development and green transition

1. Develop a nationwide green jobs strategy to ensure just and even distribution across UK 

How to reverse biodiversity loss and restore our natural assets

2. Concentrate development on brownfield land or existing urban settlements

3. Implement a national plan to restore and protect natural systems and build climate resilience 

4. Introduce and extend legislation to protect biodiversity 

How to enable sustainable and healthy lifestyles in urban planning

5. Rethink urban planning to make sustainable and healthy lifestyles the norm for all projects

To do this, local authorities need to:

How to enhance health and wellbeing

6. Legislate and measure wellbeing