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Belfast Healthy Cities

Our vision is to be a leader in creating
a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Healthy Cities 21st Century


Reuniting Planning and Health Resource Pack

Child Friendly Places

Poster presented to Playboard NI Annual Conference November 2015

Based on engagement with primary school children, this report aims to begin a process of creating child-friendly Places in Belfast

Healthy Urban Environment and Planning

Slides showing how space is transformed in European Healthy Cities.

Health Equity in All Policies

A range of definitions relating to HEiAP

Describes this process in more detail

An inequality screening tool for policy and other types of proposal

Healthy Ageing

The Review provides an update on all actions in the plan

The outcome of an intersectoral working group process, this plan outlines action to improve services for older people

A parallel document, focusing on older people in Belfast

The Walkability Assessment for Healthy Ageing (WAHA) tool was designed for use by older people and organisations to evaluate the age-friendliness of the built environment on local streets and in parks. 

Health Impact Assessment

A brief guide to developing profiles based on project experience

A profile of the Ballybeen estate including some local views

A profile of the wards of Ballywalter, Kircubbin, Portaferry and Portavogie including some local views

HIA on proposal to develop the Enler site in Ballybeen estate

HIA on proposal to introduce water charging

Annual Reports and Reviews

The Belfast Healthy Cities Annual Report 2013-2014 is now available.


The Belfast Healthy Cities Annual Report 2014-2015 is now available

Strategic Framework Phase V (2009-2013)

A report of the work undertaken by Belfast Healthy Cities in 2016-17.

City Health Development Plan

An update on progress of actions outlined in: Planning for a Healthy City

The first intersectoral city health development plan for Belfast

A prospectus of training relating to personal development, confidence building and community development available for young people in Belfast in 2003-2004

A tool to assist planners to assess whether land use plans promote quality of life, which outlines key environmental, social and economic considerations, and potential health impacts

Equity in Health - Tackling Inequalities

Poster presented at 3rd Health Literacy Conference November 2015 Brussels