Historically, health and urban planning have been deeply interconnected, and this remains the case today. In fact, some of the most significant changes in the organisation of urban settlements have arisen, in a substantial number of cases, from issues related to health.
Cities serve as both a container and content, ecosystems that ensure biodiversity and are essential agents of change, alongside citizens, in building health. The interplay of health and the city can be the element that definitively enables cooperation and collaboration not only between local and supralocal administrations but also among citizens, academics, and professionals.
This publication aims to provide a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach that prioritises the link between health and urban planning, green space policies, urban regeneration, and housing. It also highlights environmental responses and initiatives for mitigating the effects of climate change.