Title

Building active and healthy communities: An analysis of council initiatives

Date of this Version

11-29-2011

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Published Version.

Bajracharya, B., & Khan, S. (2011). Building active and healthy communities: An analysis of council initiatives. Paper presented at the State of Australian Cities national conference (SOAC 2011), Melbourne, Australia.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 120501

© Copyright Bhishna Bajracharya & Shahed Khan, 2011

ISBN

978-0-646-56805-8

Abstract

Extract:
Historically, Town Planning has been concerned with protecting public health and safety. Indeed, earliest town planning legislation in the UK grew out of public health legislation. Over time planning broadened its focus and the role of planners by adding new areas within its scope of concerns. Meanwhile, public health organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) expanded their focus from extension of health services into the rural areas to also include urban areas. This has resulted in the Healthy Cities Movement in the 1990s.

 

This document has been peer reviewed.