Emeritus Professor, WHO Collaborating Centre, UWE and author of City of Well-being
Hugh Barton is Emeritus Professor of planning, health and sustainability in the WHO Collaborating Centre for healthy urban environments at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has a passionate belief in an holistic approach to spatial planning and design, linking people’s well-being, social equity and global ecology. In the early eighties he founded the Urban Centre for Appropriate Technology – now the Centre for Sustainable Energy. His books include Sustainable Settlements (1995), Sustainable Communities, and Healthy Urban Planning (2000) – the latter commissioned by WHO and translated into many languages – and Shaping Neighbourhoods (2003 and 2010). Now retired from teaching and research, he still edits and writes books while composing music, climbing mountains and entertaining grand-children. The Routledge Handbook of planning for health and well-being (2015), with a cast of international authors, has been followed by City of well-being: a radical guide to planning (Routledge 2017).