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Cologne, Germany—Healthy and Sustainable City Indicators Report: Comparisons with 25 cities internationally

This brief report outlines how Cologne, Germany, performs on a selection of spatial and policy indicators of healthy and sustainable cities. Our collaborative study examined the spatial distribution of urban design and transport features and the presence and quality of city planning policies that promote health and sustainability for 25 cities across 19 countries.  

Full report including data, methods and study limitations has been published as: The Lancet Global Health Series on urban design, transport, and health. 2022. https://www.thelancet.com/series/urban-design-2022 

Reports and scorecards summarising spatial and policy indicators of healthy and sustainable urban design and planning with comparisons for all 25 cities included in the study are available from the Global Observatory of Healthy and Sustainable Cities, https://www.healthysustainablecities.org/ .

Study executive

Deepti Adlakha, Jonathan Arundel, Geoff Boeing, Ester Cerin, Billie Giles-Corti, Carl Higgs, Erica Hinckson, Shiqin Liu, Melanie Lowe,Anne Vernez Moudon, Jim Sallis & Deborah Salvo

Editors

Carl Higgs, Melanie Lowe & Billie Giles-Corti

Local collaborators (Cologne)

Anne Luise Müller & Klaus Gebel

Suggested citation

Global Healthy & Sustainable City-Indicators Collaboration. 2022. Cologne, Germany—Healthy and Sustainable City Indicators Report: Comparisons with 25 cities internationally (English). https://doi.org/10.25439/rmt.19614033

Global Healthy & Sustainable City-Indicators Collaboration. 2022. Köln, Deutschland — Bericht über gesunde und nachhaltige Stadtindikatoren: Internationaler Vergleich von 25 Städten (Cologne, Germany — Healthy and Sustainable City Indicators Report: Comparisons with 25 cities internationally. Deutsche Übersetzung: Klaus Gebel & Sylvia Titze). https://doi.org/10.25439/rmt.19614033

Funding

What cost-effective built environment interventions would create healthy, liveable and equitable communities in Australia?

National Health and Medical Research Council

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Renewal of the Partnership Centre: Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems

National Health and Medical Research Council

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The Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Prevention Research Center in St. Louis

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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CH reports grant support (numbers 1061404 and 9100003) from NHMRC. BG-C reports Senior Principal Research Fellowship (GNT1107672) and grant support (numbers 1061404 and 9100003) from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) during the conduct of the study. GB reports grants from The Public Good Projects during the conduct of the study. SL reports an experiential fellowship from the College of Social Science and Humanities, Northeastern University during the conduct of this study. JFS reports personal fees from SPARK programmes of Gopher Sport, and serving on the Board of Directors for Rails to Trails Conservancy, outside the submitted work. JFS also has a copyright on SPARK physical activity programmes with royalties paid by Gopher Sport. EC and JFS report support from the Australian Catholic University during the conduct of this study. DS reports support from Washington University in St Louis, Center for Diabetes Translation Research (number P30DK092950 from the US National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [NIDDK] and the US National Institutes of Health [NIH]) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cooperative agreement number U48DP006395) during the conduct of this study. The content of this article is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of any of the NIDDK, NIH, CDC, or of any of the funding agencies supporting this work.

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