Since 2002, the Planning for Health and Wellbeing Project has been supported by VicHealth (the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) and housed within the Planning Institute of Victoria. The project has been very successful in raising the profile of healthy community planning. However, surveys in 2002 and 2005 reveal that planners still find it difficult to 'plan health in' instead of 'planning health out'. A follow-up study with front-line planners suggests that there is a need to embed some simple guidelines and policies within state planning provisions, and that the 'social marketing' approach needs to be replaced with a 'legislative change' agenda within a broader sustainability planning framework.
|Keywords:||Healthy Cities, Urban Planning, Evaluation, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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