Healthy Cities – Impact of Built Environment on Urban Living
Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Urbanization is one of the leading global trends of the 21st century, and has a significant impact on health and well-being, particularly in relation to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).The factors influencing urban health include urban governance, population characteristics, the natural and built environment, social and economic development, services and health emergency management, and food security.
Cities are in prime position to support people living with NCDs, to co-create health with patients and communities, build health literacy and foster empowerment and, through adopting evidence-based interventions, build physical, socioeconomic and cultural environments that tackle NCD risk factors.
The objectives of this study are:
To obtain empirical understandings of how the built environment affects the health and well-being of residents, especially vulnerable groups of population;
To develop practical guidance and evaluation tools for healthy communities through neighbourhood and building design..
Dr Kevin Ka-Lun LAU
Prof Hendrik TIEBEN, Dr Faye CHAN, Mr Jiesheng LIN, Miss Cheryl YUNG, Miss Patricia CHAN
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