Health-Promoting Spatial Planning: Approaches for Strengthening Urban Policy Integration

Lowe, M, Whitzman, C and Giles-Corti, B 2018, 'Health-Promoting Spatial Planning: Approaches for Strengthening Urban Policy Integration', Planning Theory and Practice, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 180-197.


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Title Health-Promoting Spatial Planning: Approaches for Strengthening Urban Policy Integration
Author(s) Lowe, M
Whitzman, C
Giles-Corti, B
Year 2018
Journal name Planning Theory and Practice
Volume number 19
Issue number 2
Start page 180
End page 197
Total pages 18
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract Improving urban population health requires integrated spatial planning to create liveable communities, with affordable housing and daily living destinations accessible via walking, cycling and/or public transport. Integration must occur horizontally across transport, housing, employment, education and social infrastructure sectors, and vertically between levels of government. While horizontal integrated planning is a common urban policy aspiration, there is a lack of clarity on how it can be attained. Using a case study of Melbourne, Australia, this paper draws on interviews with state government policymakers and policy content analysis, to explore barriers and enablers of horizontal integrated planning for health. Key requirements for integrated planning are outlined, to assist policymakers in creating healthy, liveable communities.
Subject Geospatial Information Systems
Urban Analysis and Development
Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) health promotion
healthy cities
Integrated planning
inter-sectoral action
urban policy
DOI - identifier 10.1080/14649357.2017.1407820
Copyright notice © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 1464-9357
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