Building active and healthy communities: An analysis of council initiatives

Bhishna Bajracharya, Shahed Khan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the State of Australian cities national conference
EditorsC Whitzman, R Fincher
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherUniversity of Melbourne
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780646568058
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventState of Australian Cities National Conference - Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 9 Dec 201111 Dec 2011


ConferenceState of Australian Cities National Conference
Abbreviated titleSOAC 2015
CityGold Coast
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