1

TCWNN Logo F-02 (2).png

HEALTH AND WELL - BEING

Capture d’écran 2022-06-23 à 09.28.13.png
Image by Gabin Vallet
Capture d’écran 2022-03-31 à 12.36.48.png

PRINCIPLE 1: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

TCWNN IS HEALTHY AND PROMOTES WELL-BEING.

1. TCWNN creates accessible social, physical and cultural environments that promote the health and well-being of communities.

2. TCWNN ensures that the health and well-being of all are at the heart of all decision-making processes.

3. TCWNN is resilient with integrated design lens, taking into account present and future demographic needs, through innovative and transformative infrastructure that in particular supports walking in comfortable environments that are safe from the dangers and anxieties caused by automobile-oriented infrastructure, and provide strategies such as tree cover to protect humans from the threats posed by excessive sun exposure in a warming world..

4. It recognizes the critical role of the determinants of health and the need to work collaboratively with public, private, and civil society organizations of varying sizes and capacities.

5. TCWNN ensures universal access to quality food, safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and decent shelter as key elements to ensure the resilience, good health and well-being of communities.

6. TCWNN builds health systems resilience to tackle communicable and non-communicable diseases whilst reducing climate change and disaster risks.

7. TCWNN provides affordable, accessible, well-planned and sustainably designed health care facilities for all.

8. It provides a safe public space for social and communal engagements as well as recreational activities that is inclusive and accessible.

9. TCWNN improves the quality of life of communities taking into account the particular needs of all people including its children, women, youth and older population regardless of social norms change.

10. TCWNN recognizes that both physical and mental health are preconditions for productivity and active engagement in socio-economic and political life to contribute to societal stability and development.

11. TCWNN acknowledges that not all disability is visible and implements universal design guidelines at the city level that considers this as an input to urban planning and public policy.

PRIORITY ACTIONS

1. Implement the 15-minute city concept wherever possible.

2. Ensure green spaces are designed and established to foster local biodiversity, sports and provide essential ecosystem services, accessible by all residents and cultural spaces to promote mental and spiritual health.

3. Revisit the city plans with a health lens to limit the spread of infectious diseases: densities for overcrowding, centering the pedestrian and providing infrastructure supportive of human-powered transportation, including alternative mobility modes such as mass transit, adequate public space, sufficient health infrastructures and rapidly convertible areas/facilities for emergencies, access to food supply.

4. Ensure proper sanitation and access to clean water to increase pandemic-resilience among all areas and populations.

5. Increase non-automobile-dependent access and mobility choices linking human communities with parks and public spaces.

6. Create an emergency helpline for citizens to access mental health facilities.