RTPI's Research Officer and author of Promoting Healthy Cities, Victoria Pinoncely took part in the Guardian's live chat on creating healthier cities with a number of other health professionals, including the World Heart Federation and C40 Cities today.
Here are some of the responses Victoria gave during the live chat. Read all of Victoria's answers and replies on the Guardian.
Which cities have the most effective health projects?
The panel was then asked what kinds of partnerships are needed, between practitioners in government, health, planning, housing, transport and so on - where are the best examples, how do we facilitate such partnerships, how do we break down the silos? Who do we really need on board to create healthier cities?
Victoria also responded to RTPI member Sophie Cattlin, who asked the panel, "how the Smart City approach in particular can contribute to healthy outcomes in cities"
The Guardian asked how cities can get the right skills, funding, political will, powers and citizen buy-in. What stands out about the examples of great healthy cities that you chose? What's the secret to their success? What holds other cities back from implementing policy and projects that will promote health.
The last question asked was about how to measure health in cities:
Read the full live chat.
Follow the conversation on Twitter #healthincities
Listen to Victoria talk about Promoting Healthy Cities.