How can planning use health more fully to build more visibility, better alliances, and more substantial public support while focusing on important and meaningful change? Unfortunately, healthy cities and communities’ approaches are often on the margins of the planning field, not the center. While most people support making places that can promote health, this can be complicated at times of crisis or constraint when, for example, some may perceive economic health to be in tension with human health. At its best, however, the idea of making healthier places can meld together individual and collective goals. To make health more central, however, will require creating a long-running infrastructure for collaboration among professions and occupations, the public and civic sectors, businesses, and governments. It would need to capture the imagination.
"The Boldness of Healthy Cities: A Tricky Challenge,"
Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy: Vol. 5
, Article 6, 22-25.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/jculp/vol5/iss1/6