Cities to boost physical activity

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The new WHO/Europe publication offers guiding principles in how to improve a physical activities in the European cities. Indeed, by 2030 more than 80% of European will live in urban areas which currently host the vast majority of sedentary people.

The report presents existing initiatives designed to boost physical activity in cities. Through these case studies, the report seeks to provide inspiration and guidance on how different cities, in different contexts and at different stages of development, can use planning to encourage more physically active lifestyles for their residents.

WHO/Europe launched 27 years ago the European Healthy Cities Network, which is composed of cities which fulfil the 'requirements of engagement' of the healthy cities approach. The Network represents a platform to facilitate connections among cities which can share best practices and inspire each other.

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