Health and well-being

(Deiner and Seligman, 2004:1)

Click here to read more information about initiatives defending more well-being concerned policies.

Click here to see a Eurobarometer figure showing that economic and financial measures have a weak impact on individual/ social happiness or life satisfaction.



Ellaway et al (2001):


Research on low-income neighbourhoods in Glasgow (UK) shows that:

(Young Foundation, 2008)


(Fone et al, 2007)



Health and urban forms and urban flows

(Lake and Townshend, 2006)

Click here to see a figure showing how environment and activity patterns relate to public health (Frank and Engelke, 2001:203).

Healey, 2002:


(See Philips, 2004; Gilroy, 2008)

Health and neighbourhoods



But… has the neighbourhood a role in health?

It is proven that… 

Lynch, 2000:

Environmental stress may be linked to mental health breakdown:


Click here if you want to read some examples of experiences proving the existence of this link.

Health and employment

There is little European research (Hudson 2008) on the link between health and employment. However, in this topic old problems remain and new arise: