Public health and well-being in public open spaces through climate responsive urban planning and design
Guest Editors: Silvia Tavares, David Sellars, Greg Mews, Karine Dupré and Christhina Cândido
Urban life allows for people to move between climate-controlled environments, including homes cars, offices and so forth. The planning and design of urban spaces, on the other hand, largely define the way we live affecting our health as it can, for instance, promote or hinder active lifestyles, social cohesion and access to healthy food choices. Climate responsive planning and design are, therefore, key to secure a healthy urban lifestyle.