This chapter provides a holistic view of the role of urban planning in promoting health. It discusses how planning decisions play a central role in the social, mental, and physical health of residents through the provision of healthy housing and urban infrastructure and promoting inclusive and equitable societies. Climate and environmental management can also create or exacerbate health risks for populations. In addition, urban planning can foster healthier environments for people through creating resilient communities. These, however, cannot be achieved without integrated land-use planning and embedding health in all urban planning and policy decisions.
Title: Planning Healthy and Livable Cities
Author: Sara Alidoust
Publication: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures