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Tackling complex system challenges like creating healthy environments requires understanding priorities and structures affecting multiple actors. This qualitative study, involving 132 multi-sectoral stakeholders spanning the urban development decision-making system, explores how to influence healthier place-making. Using thematic analysis we develop themes around competing stakeholder priorities; structural ‘rules’ and influential relationships; and justifying a focus on health, requiring greater clarity and consensus around definitions of ‘healthy’ urban development. Building on the socio-ecological model we highlight how a multi-faceted approach is required for change at multiple levels in the complex system to target individual actor motivations, organisational priorities and structural ‘rules’.
|Journal||Health & Place|
|Early online date||18 Apr 2023|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 18 Apr 2023|
- Public health
- complex systems
- Urban development
- Environmental determinants
- Population health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Life-span and Life-course Studies
- Sociology and Political Science
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Tackling the Root Causes of Unhealthy Planning, Economics and Decision-making: An Urban Systems Approach
Hunt, A., Bondy, K., Fichera, E., Pearce, N. & Bates, G.
1/10/19 → 30/09/24
Project: Research council