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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - A Healthy City is an Active City - a physical activity planning guide

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A Healthy City is an Active City

Peggy Edwards and Agis D. Tsouros

WHO Regional Office for Europe - ISBN 978 92 890 4291 8

Available online PDF at: http://www.euro.who.int/document/E91883.pdf

“…..With this guide, city leaders can create a plan for physical activity, active living and sport in their city or community.

It describes how the approach relates to the Healthy Cities movement, why people need active living opportunities and who to involve; how to create, implement and evaluate the plan; and what tools, good examples and other sources to use.

The guide will be invaluable not only to city leaders and local governments, but also to all those they seek to involve in the process: city departments, nongovernmental organizations, schools and educators, the health sector, the private sector and residents themselves…..”


  • Introduction
  • A comprehensive approach to active living in the city
  • Who does what?.
  • Stage 1: getting started
  • Stage 2: preparing a plan
  • Stage 3: implementing the plan and measuring success
  • Tools
  • Learning from others: examples from cities in Europe
  • Key sources for further information References