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A balance between urbanization and social, public spaces is crucial to the viability of a city. The term healthy city is rooted in a vision of what a healthy city can become. A city is viewed as a complex organism that is living, breathing, growing, and constantly changing. A healthy city is one that improves its environments and expands its resources so that people can support each other in achieving their highest potential. It is essentially created through the design of healthy public spaces and urban environments that encourage sociability, vitality, efficiency, and sustainability. Though the term healthy city is relatively new in urban literature, it is based upon concepts that have been around for a long time. It does not stand alone but is ...

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