Cities have always shaped the health of their citizens in important ways and will continue to do so into the future. This essay examines a whole-picture approach to supporting healthier lives in our future cities. It considers:
- closer links between public health and urban planning
- better resilience planning to reduce the spread of infectious diseases
- active travel such as walking and cycling
- better ways of working
- healthier homes
- innovation in the healthcare system
The essay was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.