Mapping Healthy Planning Frameworks

Year: 2023 The primary objective of this research was to comprehensively map and analyse existing healthy planning frameworks, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of their diversity, composition, design, and implementation strategies. To achieve this, the team conducted a systematic scoping review while acknowledging certain limitations regarding date, location, and usability criteria. This review was […]

Mobility and Health Practical Guide

Client: Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM) Location: Barcelona, Spain Year: 2023 Mobility planning plays a fundamental role as it can be key to improving walkability, bike-friendliness, the availability of public transportation, and reducing motorised traffic; all factors with a significant impact on health, physical activity, and air quality. Within the framework of the strategic objectives identified […]

Methodological guide for incorporating health into territorial plans

Client: Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya) Location: Catalunya, Spain Year: 2023 Territorial plans organise the territory at a regional and supraregional level and set guidelines for future urban and sectoral planning for all municipalities within their territorial scope. One aspect that must be ensured is that the derived planning complies with minimum standards of quality […]

Ciutat i Salut

Client: Diputació de Barcelona Location: Barcelona, Spain Year: 2022 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 […]

Integrating Health into the Urban Master Plan of Vic, Barcelona. A comprehensive approach.

Client: City of Vic Location: Catalunya, Spain Year: 2022 Abstract Planning healthier cities is essential for public health. However, there is a gap between the insights from public health research and applications to planning practice. Based on a scoping review and in cooperation with urban planners and public health professionals, this study developed evidence-based tools […]

Systematic review of scientific evidence published between the years 2015-2021 regarding the impact of the urban environment on health

Client: Diputació de Barcelona Year: 2021 Review of the scientific studies included in the ‘Guide to incorporating health into Master Plans’ (published between 2015-2017), including additional studies from 2018 to 2020, with the aim of: Validating the list of urban determinants and health indicators Updating the relationship between urban determinants and health Defining a methodology […]

Training on Urban Planning & Health for Municipal Employees (Wirral)

Client: Wirral City Council, UK Location: Wirral, UK Year: 2022 The Healthy Cities team organised a workshop for municipal employees from Wirral Council. This session covered an introduction to the Healthy Cities concept and methodology, offering an insightful understanding of the principles behind fostering healthier urban environments. Furthermore, the team provided guidance on how to […]

Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Community Health (UPV-EHU)

Client: Universidad del País Vasco – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea Location: Spain  Year: ongoing Marta Rofin is a member of faculty on the Master in Health Promotion and Community Health at the University of the Basque Country. Health Promotion and Community Health (HP and CH) are basic pillars of development and social well-being. The Master’s Degree […]