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5. Putting health at the heart of the city


What does it mean to take a landscape-led approach to making cities healthy? Five speakers explore the demands of city farming, community gardening, designing for play, learning in the landscape and reimagining the public park.


6a. Polly Emmott, Bath City Farm
Bath City Farm celebrates twenty-five years of bringing children, their parents and carers into a safe natural space, providing city dwellers with the
opportunity to understand both farming and horticulture.

6b. Gabrielle Appiah, Soundings
Gabrielle will look at how we ensure that community engagement enables communities to benefit from the changes that are taking place in the landscape.

6c. Beth Cooper, Timberplay
Making child-focussed healthy spaces for play

6d. Panel Discussion

Polly Emmott & Gabrielle Appiah & Beth Cooper

Polly Emmott, Bath City Farm

Polly Emmott is the deputy manager of Bath City Farm, a charity focusing on education, the environment and mental health. With a background in outdoor learning, education and marketing for ethical and sustainable businesses, Polly’s career path has led to her combining her different skills in her current role at this dynamic, impactful and extraordinary charity


Gabrielle Appiah, Soundings

Gabrielle Appiah is passionate about engaging in an empowering and inclusive way with the diverse communities she works with on mixed-use projects across London, often involving the re-imagining and creation of public open spaces. Gabrielle is also an active committee member for Women in Planning London and recently ran a webinar on how to make remote engagement inclusive


Beth Cooper, Timberplay

Beth Cooper began working for Timberplay a decade ago, sharing her expertise of play with clients and internally in the company. Beth supports Timberplay in developing child focussed and effective playable spaces.


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