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Title: Integrating Health Into the Urban Master Plan of Vic, Barcelona: A Comprehensive Approach
Author: Puig-Ribera, Anna  
Rofin Serra, Marta  
Bort Roig, Judit  
Aumatell Verges, Eva  
Juncà, Albert  
de San Pedro, Marc  
Garcia Cuyas, Francesc  
Chamorro, Cati
Perona, Lorena  
Torrentó Marselles, Josep Ramon  
Jabardo-Camprubí, Guillem  
Palmero, Fabiana
Geli, Marina
Others: Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya
Ajuntament de Vic
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. eHealth Center
Diputació de Barcelona
Keywords: Barcelona
health in the city
medium‐sized city
urban master plan
urban planning
Issue Date: 27-Oct-2022
Publisher: Urban Planning
Citation: Puig-Ribera, A. [Anna], Rofin, M. [Marta], Bort-Roig, J. [Judit], Aumatell, E. [Eva], Juncà, A. [Albert], de San Pedro, M. [Marc], Garcia-Cuyàs, F. [Francesc], Chamorro, C. [Cati], Perona-Ribes, L. [Lorena], Torrentó, J.P. [Josep P.], Jabardo-Camprubí, G. [Guillem], Palmero, F. [Fabiana], Geli, M. [Marina]. (2022). Integrating Health Into the Urban Master Plan of Vic, Barcelona: A Comprehensive Approach. Urban Planning, 7(4), 25-41. doi: 10.17645/up.v7i4.5492
Published in: 7;4
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Abstract: Planning healthier cities is essential for public health. However, there is a gap between the insights from public health research and applications to planning practice. Based on a scoping review and in cooperation with urban planners and public health professionals, this study developed evidence‐based tools and a comprehensive approach to help urban planners integrate health into the urban master plan (2017–2020) of a medium‐sized city named Vic (Barcelona). The scoping review included a systematic review of the literature (PubMed, PRISMA protocol) and an advanced Google search for gray literature (2015–2017). The systematic review identified significant associations between urban planning attributes (n = 16) and health outcomes (n = 21). After critical appraisal with stakeholders, an urban and health association matrix was developed to help urban planners understand the connection between urban planning and health. The advanced Google search identified urban planning actions (n = 117) that had an impact on health outcomes. After critical appraisal with stakeholders, a healthy urban planning actions checklist (n = 68) was developed to help urban planners’ decision‐making on the inclusion of locally tailored health‐enhancing urban planning actions into the urban master plan. From the reviewed evidence and tools, a comprehensive approach delineated a series of steps that successfully led urban planners to incorporate health‐enhancing urban actions (n = 112) into the urban master plan. This translational research developed a comprehensive approach to include health in local urban planning. This might scale up to other European medium‐sized cities to maximise the effectiveness of built environment interventions and monitor their health impact.
Language: English
ISSN: 2183-7635MIAR
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