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May 13 - A Well-Being Mandate: City Building in the 21st Century

We were very fortunate to have Lisa Helps, the mayor of Victoria, take time out of her busy schedule to talk about how the City of Victoria incorporated health into their city plans. 

A Well-Being Mandate: City Building in the 21st Century

The way we build cities shapes how people live. City building can create positive or negative health outcomes. It can contribute to or detract from the genuine well-being of individuals and communities. Drawing on her experience as Mayor of Victoria, on examples from other cities and on healthy cities and urban development literature Mayor Helps will make a case for the importance of city design, city planning and public engagement in enhancing the health and well-being of city dwellers.

Discussion Questions

  1. What sectors need to come together to create healthy cities and what are some ideas for how different sectors can work to take action?
  2. What kind of measurement frameworks are there or might we develop to measure the relationship between city design and increased health and well-being?
  3. From your perspective, how can local elected officials support what you are working to achieve? What can we do together?

The City of Victoria Strategic Plan 2019-2022 can be found here https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/city/strategic-plan.html

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