Housing is a key challenge - poor housing is linked to health conditions, including mental health, asthma, and respiratory infections.
It’s time for public health to improve homes by tackling substandard housing.
By engaging with Government, local authorities and practitioners, we aim to enhance industry practices, support research and influence policy interventions for the better.
This page brings together our thought leadership reports, webinars, and other resources to keep you up to date on how we are dealing with this challenge.
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The 150 Show – The Health Edition
It’s not every year, or even every decade, that an institution reaches such an incredible milestone, so to celebrate our 150th anniversary with the rest of the world, we’re broadcasting a one-hour magazine programme each day of our anniversary week, called the 150 Show. Catch up with the 150 Show on YouTube to hear from difference makers across the world of health on how they are engineering a better world for us all.
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IET Built Environment engages with industry, government and academia to inspire, inform and influence the engineering community. Our aim is to build a better world by improving the quality of the built environment for everyone.
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Is your home negatively impacting your wellbeing?
In the UK, those in the most deprived neighbourhoods live 9 years less than those in the least deprived neighbourhoods. What does this say about our homes impact on our health and wellbeing?
Homes are not just buildings that protect us from the outdoors but have a large impact on our wellbeing. We need our homes to be people-centred, low carbon, adaptable and comfortable.
Watch more of engaging and inspiring content from leading academics and influencers.
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What is healthy living in homes?
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Our award-winning E&T magazine is packed with articles, lively debate, interesting facts and authoritative coverage, making it an exceptional read.
Government policy and submissions
We inform and influence policymakers on a variety of engineering and technology issues through expert guidance, consultations and collaborations.
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