The open-access paper in The Journal of Cities and Health evaluates the UK’s healthy planning frameworks, focusing on their design, use, and impact on urban planning and health integration. The study found that successful frameworks involve diverse stakeholders, including communities, developers, and local authorities. This helps ensure that recommendations are practical and policy-aligned. A key implementation challenge to healthy urban planning is gathering data on the frameworks’ health outcomes, which is complex. This highlights a need for better evaluation methods to assess their long-term impact. The study also found that frameworks that align with existing policies or are adopted into policy have a more significant influence and facilitate the adoption of health considerations in urban planning. This research emphasises the importance of clear, actionable frameworks that engage stakeholders and align with policy to integrate health into urban planning and reduce health risks effectively.



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