There is an expanding range of tools that can be used to develop interventions and which can change the urban environment to create better opportunities for health. For example, the Healthy Urban Development Checklist (HUD) is such a tool that “assists health professionals to provide advice on urban development”, but also to inform planners “about the range of factors that need to be considered in healthy urban developments” (New South Wales Health 2011, p.2). Furthermore, new digital information and communication technologies have opened up an extraordinary range of avenues for influencing urban health and can be used as a participatory support for urban health.

In this course, students will develop a theoretical concept for participatory support of urban health