Hugh Barton is a town planner and Emeritus Professor of planning, health and sustainability in the WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of the West of England, Bristol. In the early eighties he founded the Urban Centre for Appropriate Technology – now the Centre for Sustainable Energy. His books include Sustainable Settlements, a Guide to Local Authority Auditing, Sustainable Communities, and Healthy Urban Planning (translated into six languages). He was lead editor of the Routledge Handbook of planning for health and well-being (2015), and is working on City of well-being – a radical new guide to town planning (publication 2016). His recreations include walking, choral music, grand-children, and preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan.