Health impacts of urban development: key considerations

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Abstract

The urban environment is an important determinant of health. Health impact assessment is a tool for systematic analysis of the health consequences of urban development and management. This paper identifies key considerations, including opportunities for physical activity, food access and local economic development. Time use by urban residents has health implications. The schedule for infrastructure development in new release areas (in particular transport, education and health infrastructure) also has health implications. Health impacts should be considered a primary outcome of urban development and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
JournalNSW Public Health Bulletin
Volume18
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

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