The Healthy City Generator bridges the gap between ‘what we know’ and ‘what we do’, making it easy for urban planners and policy makers to incorporate health factors into urban planning and urban factors into health policy.
What does a holistic approach to health look like? Often, people’s replies will cover medical care, diet, and exercise – but as urban populations continue to accelerate, urban planning is increasingly recognised as a pillar of holistic health.
All too often, when people hear health policy, they think hospitals. But health is holistic, with the design of our urban environment feeding into whether and how often populations need those hospitals.