Shaping healthy places
through urban planning 

To take on diabetes, today’s urban planning initiatives must focus on shaping healthy and inclusive infrastructure and environments. By prioritising health-promoting qualities, such as walkability and bikeability, urban planners can have a positive impact on both obesity and diabetes prevention. Research shows that the built environment in cities, for example access to green spaces and facilities for physical activity, plays a key role in the ability of citizens to live healthy lives.


Click on the action arenas below to see how cities have
developed initiatives in each.