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07/11/2014

A picture of health - planning healthy cities

Healthy city

The obesity epidemic is in part a legacy of the built environment and the loss of green spaces, so the way we design and plan our cities now must immediately benefit the nation’s future health and wellbeing, says David Blackman

There was a time when planning and public health were joined at the hip, two wings of the same late-Victorian crusade to remedy the squalid condition of Britain’s industrial cities. Providing healthier environments for ordinary people was one of the key drivers behind Ebenezer Howard’s garden city vision.
 
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