The Briefing Book contains updated city profiles covering actions and
outcomes from more than 40 partner cities. I want to extend special
thanks to all city partners for your contributions and for making this
a great resource. The book can inspire action and be a useful aid to
convince more Mayors, partners and cities worldwide that the need for
change is urgent, that action can be highly effective and that
together, vital change in people’s environments, nutrition and health
can be brought about.
We know that not all people have
equal access to key ingredients to a healthy life: decent housing,
nutritious food, safe mobility, and opportunities for physical
activity. The Briefing Book outlines how changes to critical aspects
of urban life can make a significant difference: Create better spaces
and places that encourage physical activity, design urban mobility for
better health, make healthy food accessible and affordable, and create
equal opportunity for healthy lives. These four pillars can drive
change for healthier cities.
In the coming weeks, more
new Cities Changing Diabetes resources will be launched to help cities
get ahead and progress in these areas. In the meantime, I encourage
you to download the Briefing Book and share it
widely across your networks.