Urban facility management for healthy cities

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Worldwide, sedentary behaviours and overweight are major health concerns. Most adolescents are insufficiently physically active and have overweight. Moreover, most work is sedentary or requires only light activity. And most people live in cities, a context which discourages participation in physical activity. How can we change this situation? An analogy between urban design and facility design is introduced to elucidate spatial properties that may be beneficial in both contexts. It is the purpose of this paper to use this analogy for the advancements of health and well-being of both workers and city dwellers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch paper for the 18th EuroFM Research Symposium EFMC 2019
PublisherEuroFM: European Facility Management Network
Number of pages123
ISBN (Print)978-94-90694-10-4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2019
EventEuropean Facility Management Conference 2019: One Place, One Voice, One FM - Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Conference number: 27


ConferenceEuropean Facility Management Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleEFMC
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  • facilities management
  • facility management
  • design
  • urban areas
  • health


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