Maintaining health and well-being is the issue shaping our time. Around the world, in every city, poor lifestyle choices, limited opportunities and inadequate financial security have combined to produce poor nutrition, insufficient physical activity and limited rest. Such unhealthy living leads to rising levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels – the root causes of many preventable diseases. Yet cities have the potential to be centres of innovation and progress.
The World Economic Forum’s Healthy Cities and Communities initiative aims to improve people’s well-being holistically by enabling them to live longer, fuller lives in their local environments. The Healthy Cities and Communities Playbook provides city leaders with a toolkit and roadmap so they can begin their journey of creating, accelerating and sustaining healthy-living environments in their cities.
The Healthy Cities and Communities Playbook provides city leaders with a toolkit and roadmap to start creating, accelerating and sustaining healthy-living environments in their cities.
Helping consumers fight plastic waste
The World Economic Forum’s Consumers Beyond Waste initiative is working with partners to scale reuse models that will eliminate plastic waste.
Turning urban sprawl into a net-zero city. Lessons from Melbourne
The focus by leaders at COP26 understandably rested on national issues within a global context. But the growth of cities cuts across national lines. In particular, the sprawling cities of...
How to improve urban health: Lessons from cities around the world
Our health can be shaped by where we grow up, live and work. For the majority of us, that’s now in cities and other urban areas.