Ideas That Happen: Redesigning cities for healthier citizens


🏙 Building citizen-focused cities is nothing new to the world of urban planning, but the tools we use are constantly evolving.

Most easy-to-use tools are limited in scope or depth, whereas holistic tools tend to be complex and time-consuming.

That’s what drove the Healthy Cities. team to create the Healthy Cities Generator – a holistic and user-friendly planning tool that allows professionals, academics, and citizens to quickly assess the health impact of a plan or existing space, and see how small adjustments could make a big difference to the lives of local people.

In the latest episode of Ideas That Happen, Ruth Gow and Amber De La Haye from Healthy Cities guide us through the science behind the tool and its two entry points:

❤️ Health – to recommend planning interventions based on an area’s health priorities

📝 Planning – to assess the health impact of spaces and interventions

Check out the full episode to discover how this free tool is helping practitioners around the world redesign their cities for healthier citizens.

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