Journal article

City planning and population health: a global challenge

Billie Giles-Corti, Anne Vernez-Moudon, Rodrigo Reis, Gavin Turrell, Andrew L Dannenberg, Hannah Badland, Sarah Foster, Melanie Lowe, James F Sallis, Mark Stevenson, Neville Owen

The Lancet | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Significant global health challenges are being confronted in the 21st century, prompting calls to rethink approaches to disease prevention. A key part of the solution is city planning that reduces non-communicable diseases and road trauma while also managing rapid urbanisation. This Series of papers considers the health impacts of city planning through transport mode choices. In this, the first paper, we identify eight integrated regional and local interventions that, when combined, encourage walking, cycling, and public transport use, while reducing private motor vehicle use. These interventions are destination accessibility, equitable distribution of employment across cities, managing dema..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; Australia)


Awarded by NHMRC (Australia) Centre for Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities


Awarded by National Institute of Health


Funding Acknowledgements

BG-C, MS, and NO are funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; Australia) Research Fellowships (numbers 1107672, 1043091, and 1003960 respectively). HB and ML are supported by the NHMRC (Australia) Centre for Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities (number 1061404), The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (supported by NHMRC, ACT Health, NSW Health, the Australian Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA), the Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF), and the HSF Research Foundation), and VicHealth. JFS received support from National Institute of Health grant 111378 and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.