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Concept of Healthy Cities

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Definition of Healthy Cities

A healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and in developing to their maximum potential. (WHO, 2004)

A Healthy City aims

- To improve the health of city dwellers by improving health and environmental conditions and services- To achieve "Health for All" through the creativity of local governments and communities

Vision of Healthy Cities

To promote physical environments that enable creative, sustainable, and intersupportive life

The key features of a Healthy Cities project include powerful political support, intersectoral collaboration, active participation of city dwellers, integration of activities in living settings, development of a city health profile and a local action plan, periodic monitoring and evaluation, participatory research and analyses, information sharing, involvement of the media, incorporation of views from all groups within the community, sustainability, linkage with community development and human development, and national and international networking