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Shaping Cities for Health - Urban Environments Around the World

By Katherine Ellington | 22 Jun, 2012

"Certain components of a healthy city seem obvious: good water and sanitation infrastructures, clean air, uncontaminated land, safe homes, opportunities for safe and active mobility and effective green infrastructure." On May 30, 2012 the UCL-Lancet Commission released a report and held a panel discussion. You can review the UCL Lancet Shaping Cities for Health: Complexity and the planning of urban environments in the 21st century event at UCL clip here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/stream/media/swatch?v=5f9071e82700
 
What are your thoughts on healthy cities around the world?

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Geneviève Bois Moderator Emeritus Replied at 10:30 PM, 24 Jun 2012

Hi Katherine!

For having spent the last year in Copenhagen, I really appreciate on a whole other level on smart urbanisation creates a much healthier environment. When it comes to NCDs, it's really great to see how many measures tackle risk factors, by reducing pollution, facilitating walking & biking and promoting healthier eating.

Cheers from not nearly-as-bike-friendly Montreal!
Gen

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