Poor modern lifestyle choices have led to a burgeoning health concern for various government agencies prompting urgent review and action. Whilst the health sector has the primary role in addressing health issues, town planning can also contribute to better health by providing supportive environments for an active and healthy lifestyle. Local councils and other decision makers have a fundamental role in promoting healthy lifestyles among local community members through city planning and implementing physical activity and health programs. This research paper has two primary objectives. First, it develops an integrated 3-P (Place, Program and Partnership) framework for promoting active and healthy living in local communities. Second, the paper tests the framework's robustness with its application in a case study of the Gold Coast city. There is potential for this framework to be considered by other local councils and relevant authorities to build active and healthy communities.
|Title of host publication||6th Making Cities Conference in conjunction with the Sustainable Transformation Conference: Proceedings 2013|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||AST Management Pty Ltd|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Making Cities Liveable Conference : in conjunction with the Sustainable Transformation Conference - Melbourne , Melbourne , Australia|
Duration: 17 Jun 2013 → 19 Jun 2013
Conference number: 6th
|Conference||Making Cities Liveable Conference|
|Period||17/06/13 → 19/06/13|
Bajracharya, B., Too, L., & Khanjanasthiti, I. (2013). A framework for creating active and healthy communities: A case study of the Gold Coast. In 6th Making Cities Conference in conjunction with the Sustainable Transformation Conference: Proceedings 2013 (pp. 4-23). Australia: AST Management Pty Ltd .