Healthy urban planning

Report of a consultation meeting, 10–11 March 2011, Kobe, Japan

Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 19
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English



The objective of the consultation was to identify priority areas of urban planning which WHO and WKC in particular, in collaboration with several partners, can develop and promote to make an impact on urban health. The specific objectives of the consultation were:

  • To identify and discuss the impact of urban planning on health equity in cities, especially in resource-poor settings;
  • To share experiences of urban planning interventions aimed at improving health equity;
  • To identify priority topics and mechanisms for WHO’s future work on healthy urban planning research and guideline development.