Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda

United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Quito – October 2016

by Carlos Dora, with Jonathan Mingle, Elaine Fletcher et al.
World Health Organization, 2016

56 pp. 1.0 MB

The most important asset of any city is the health of its citizens. The success of the New Urban Agenda will hinge on a clear understanding of how urban policies can foster good health, and how a vision for healthy, safe, inclusive and equitable cities can act as a driver of local sustainable development. Health is the vital sign – the “pulse” – of the New Urban Agenda. This report considers how to integrate health into urban planning, investments, and policy decisions, so as to support the implementation and achievement of the goals and objectives of the New Urban Agenda.

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