Opportunities and challenges within urban health and sustainable development

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The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals mark aunique window of opportunity for both human and planetaryhealth. With rising life expectancy and rapidly expanding urbanpopulations exposed to pollution and sedentary lifestyles, thereis a greater focus on reducing the gap between life expectancyand number of healthy years lived, whilst limiting anthropogenicactivities contributing to pollution and climate change. Thus,urban development and policies, which can create win–winsituations for our planet and human health, falls into the realmand expertise of public health. However, some of thesepolicies have potential trade-offs in terms of associatedrisks. Here we review some of these opportunities andchallenges related to active transport and natural environmentsin urban settings.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

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