Guide for incorporating health into municipal urban planning Master Plans


Client: Diputació de Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Year: 2020

The purpose of this guide is to provide the necessary guidelines for incorporating a health perspective into all those aspects of urban planning that can impact the health of the population. In addition to improving the health and well-being of residents, the creation of healthy cities will enable the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda.

With these guidelines, urban planning can enhance the living and working conditions of people, their access to facilities and services, their lifestyles, and their ability to develop cohesive social networks.

A healthy city is one that offers its residents living conditions that make it healthier, safer, and more socially equitable. This guide underscores these principles.