Urban design for health: inspiration for the use of urban design to promote physical activity and healthy diets in the WHO European Region
The design of our urban spaces can often limit our ability to remain active and the availability of healthy food options. To this end, noncommunicable diseases remain a major public health threat to populations around the world. Urban design can impact our health both positively and negatively. In this WHO April 2021 report Cork City (see Page 22) is featured along with other examples of how best we can move from ideas to action in support of healthier environments and behaviour in cities through urban planning and design that promote physical activity and healthy diets.