Healthy Cities: The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

PublisherNew York, NY : Springer
Publication date2017

This forward-looking resource recasts the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains health by addressing social, economic, and political conditions. It describes collaborations between city planning and public health creating a contemporary concept of urban governance—a democratically-informed process that embraces values like equity. Models, critiques, and global examples illustrate institutional change, community input, targeted assessment, and other means of addressing longstanding sources of urban health challenges. In these ambitious pages, healthy cities are rooted firmly in the worldwide movement toward balanced and sustainable urbanization, developed not to disguise or displace entrenched health and social problems, but to encourage and foster solutions.

  • Healthy Cities movement
  • Ottawa Charter
  • Global health
  • Health promotion
  • Urban health
  • Urban planning
  • Urban development
  • Urbanization
  • Healthy city policies
  • Community development
  • Health planning
  • Social planning
Citation (ISO format)
SIMOS, Jean, DE LEEUW, Evelyne, (eds.). Healthy Cities: The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning. New York, NY : Springer, 2017. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6694-3
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