Healthy City Strategy - Urban Design

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Urban Design is one of the six key pillars of the Healthy City Strategy. The goal of the Urban Design pillar is to develop "A City where residents quality of life is improved through healthy design of streets, neighbourhoods, and public spaces."

This pillar has two healthy city 'assets'. Healthy City assets are the building blocks needed in our neighbourhoods to support health and wellbeing. The assets of the 'Urban Design' are:

  • Mixed-use
  • Getting Around & Accessibility

Each of the assets is supported by a series of Implementation Strategies that guide action on behalf of the City and the stakeholders involved in the Healthy City Strategy. To learn more about the Implementation Strategies, see 'Documents'.

We are seeking input and ideas from residents on whether these assets and implementation strategies support a healthy city. If you have ideas, share them below.

To go back to the main Healthy Cities Project page, click here.

Urban Design is one of the six key pillars of the Healthy City Strategy. The goal of the Urban Design pillar is to develop "A City where residents quality of life is improved through healthy design of streets, neighbourhoods, and public spaces."

This pillar has two healthy city 'assets'. Healthy City assets are the building blocks needed in our neighbourhoods to support health and wellbeing. The assets of the 'Urban Design' are:

  • Mixed-use
  • Getting Around & Accessibility

Each of the assets is supported by a series of Implementation Strategies that guide action on behalf of the City and the stakeholders involved in the Healthy City Strategy. To learn more about the Implementation Strategies, see 'Documents'.

We are seeking input and ideas from residents on whether these assets and implementation strategies support a healthy city. If you have ideas, share them below.

To go back to the main Healthy Cities Project page, click here.

Consultation has concluded
  • What We Heard on City’s Healthy City Strategy: Final Report to be Presented to Committee of the Whole

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    On Wednesday, August 11, Council will get an overview of “What We Heard” from the public engagement on a Healthy City Strategy.

    The Healthy City Strategy, developed in consultation with Eastern Health and other key stakeholders, will bring a health-in-all-policy approach to municipal decision-making. Using a population health methodology, the strategy will identify the City’s long-term (10-year) plan to improve the physical, mental, social, and environmental conditions that impact people’s health.

    In May and June, the team engaged with over 600 individuals and groups through meetings, a public survey, virtual public engagement sessions and online discussion. Additionally, City staff encouraged harder-to-reach populations to participate by collaborating with neighbourhood community centres, youth, senior, and inclusion groups.

    The top five ranked issues for participants were:

    • safety,
    • mental and physical health,
    • access to food,
    • parks and green spaces, and
    • affordable housing.

    The data collected validated the draft implementation strategies and provided valuable neighbourhood-level information that will inform actions. Read the full “What We Heard” here.

    Following the discussion at the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, staff will incorporate feedback and finalize the goals and implementation strategies for approval by Council at a future meeting. The goals and implementation strategies will provide staff and partners with a framework for development and execution of the Healthy City Strategy.

    Read the final report here.