The medical journal The Lancet has published a series of articles exploring how to assess and guide planning decisions to create healthy and sustainable cities. Live long and prosper!


Urban design, transport and health

The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 10, No. 6

Summary

Good urban planning produces co-benefits for individual and planetary health and well-being. In 2016, the Lancet series on urban design, transport and health drew attention to the importance of upstream integrated urban planning policies as a pathway to creating healthy and sustainable cities, and proposed a set urban planning indicators that could be used to compare and monitor progress. In this follow-up series, the authors show how indicators can guide decisions about what needs to change to create healthy and sustainable cities and how research can be used to guide urban policy to achieve urban health and sustainability. population. They provide tools that other cities can use to replicate the indicators and explore “where to go” to create healthy and sustainable cities, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in The Lancet – Urban Design, Transport, and Health

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