Urban design and planning

This measure relates to:
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" I would like to see the continued planting of large exotic trees along the avenues etc but elsewhere I would like more native planting to attract native fauna."  [City Health Profile participant]

The design of urban environments influences the health and wellbeing of individuals and the sustainability of communities.  Good design can promote healthy behaviours, social connectedness, and an active lifestyle.  A recent survey of planners undertaken for the Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) found that although planners were aware of the links between planning and health outcomes, only 45% said they "always"  or "frequently" considered health and wellbeing-related issues in their daily work.  69% said that health and wellbeing considerations had no impact or a minor impact on final planning decisions.

Read the full issue summary for urban design and planning [PDF] - updated September 2016.

"Betterplanning for houses use solar heating CCC planners not allowing poor design Better roading engineering Urban design - taking into account of people not only cars"  [City Health Profile participant]