Further Information

These are the key documents that helped us develop a city health and wellbeing profile.

Active Design Guidelines - New York City (2010)
Provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field…

Adelaide Statement on Health in all Policies, WHO, Government of South Australia (2010)
Taking account of health means more effective government, more effective government means improved health…

Economic Benefits of a City Health Plan
Improving health is important, not just because of the value society places on human wellbeing and life, but because there is considerable evidence to show that improvements in health have economic benefits. Health has been described as an "economic engine", driving economic growth. Improvements in the health of populations lead to economic growth through higher educational achievement, increased productivity, reduced sick leave, and increased savings and investment.

Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (2007)
The strategy is a bold and ambitious plan for managing urban development that protects water, enhances open spaces, improves transport links, creates more livable centres and manages population growth in a sustainable way.

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment (2011)
Having a way of building our collective resilience to manage through these tough times and emerge in good and evenbetter shape is something that this toolkit can help us achieve…

Nga hua papakainga: Habitation design principles (2009)
Using a social science approach this paper identifies Maori principles to help influence the design of papakainga (sustainable habitation) within urban environments…

Sustainable Development: The key to tackling health inequalities (2010)
Drawing on a significant body of research from a range of disciplines, this report sheds light on the close links between unsustainable development and health inequalities and promotes the co-benefits of spreading responsibility for health beyond the health care community…

Te Pae Mahutonga Implementation Guide
Good health depends on many factors, but among indigenous peoples the world over, cultural identity is considered to be a critical prerequisite…

Universal Design Principles
The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialised design…

What is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)?
Careful environmental design can help make places less susceptible to crime and enable people to feel more comfortable outdoors…

WHO Checklist of Essential Features of Age-Friendly Cities (2007)
In assessing a city's strengths and deficiencies, older people will describe how the checklist of features matches their own experience of the city's positive characteristics and barriers…

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch