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Practising Public HealthAn Eyewitness Account$
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John Ashton

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198743170

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198743170.001.0001

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Healthy cities

Healthy cities

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(p.201) Chapter 8 Healthy cities
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Practising Public Health
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John Ashton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198743170.003.0008

In this chapter the origins of the WHO Healthy Cities Project are described, beginning with the project group meeting in Copenhagen. The early days of the project are reported together with an account of how the project developed from small beginnings to become a global movement with political leadership from the city level. The achievements of the project are reported together with issues raised in creating a new dynamic for urban health. The chapter concludes with the latest phase of the project beginning in 2018, which saw Healthy Cities aligned to the pursuit of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

Keywords:   WHO Healthy Cities Project, origins, early days, global movement, political leadership, rapid urbanization and health, new dynamic, ecological idea, indicators and measurement, vision and strategy, core elements and tasks, 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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