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Checklist for healthy and sustainable communities Volume 18 Issue 3-4

Anthony G. Capon, Edward J. Blakely

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 18(4) 51–54 Published online: 8 June 2007

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Anthony G. Capon

Edward J. Blakely


This paper describes a 10-point checklist for the planning and development of healthy and sustainable communities. The 10 domains in the checklist are essentially physical characteristics of places. Each domain has relevance to the health of people living in the place, and to the sustainability of the environment. The checklist is intended as a tool for those who plan, develop and manage urban environments. Such tools can be valuable for assessing the health and environmental impacts of decisions made by urban and transport planners, and businesses engaged in land development and infrastructure projects.