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Special Issue "Healthy Urban Planning"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: healthy city planning and governance; planning theory; strategic planning
Interests: urban design; children-friendly city; urbanism
Since the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed the concept of the healthy city in 1984, a healthy city movement has been organized and expanded all around the world. Healthy city planning promoted in this movement has focused on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. This concept, at present, stresses and makes more evident the relevance of the physical environment's impact on the health, well-being, and welfare of residents. The support for urban actions and practices is devoted to increasing physical activity, providing wider access to healthy food, elevating air and water quality, and strengthening social connections to create healthier communities, while at the same time guaranteeing equitable access to education, housing, jobs, and basic infrastructure.
The aim of this Special Issue is to discuss which kind of innovations in urban planning and design are needed to promote, finance, and sustain a health-oriented built environment, which has the potential to reshape the lifestyle and working patterns of urban residents, and to assure sociospatial justice. Theoretical, empirical, and methodological contributions to this Special Issue deal with strategies, practices, and processes of urban planning that directly affect health and wellbeing in our cities.
Papers addressing one or more of the following dimension are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus on providing optimal healthy city planning solutions.
- Physical activity and urban design;
- Urban environment and health outcomes;
- Planning, regulating and financing healthy neighborhoods;
- Social innovation and health services provision.
Prof. Dr. Lan Wang
Prof. Dr. Maria Chiara Tosi
Prof. Dr. Yanwei Chai
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Healthy city planning
- Physical activity
- Health outcome
- Healthy neighborhood
- Health services provision