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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Health and Wellbeing

A smart city is a healthy city for reasons that extend beyond health care. This theme will focus on what needs to be done to make cities healthy. We know of many technologies which can be used to deliver health care such as tele-medicine, and the importance of early detection and early intervention, but what can be done to reduce ill-health in the first place?
One of the biggest causes of ill-health and death is poor air quality. So how can the quality of air be improved to make a city clean and healthy?
Increasing active transport such as walking or riding a bicycle will improve mental health and well-being as well as cardiovascular health, so how can we make active transport safe for everyone?