QUARTIERI SANI HUB: Healthy and Inclusive Neighborhoods for the Communities of the Metropolitan City of Florence


  • Valeria Lingua University of Florence, Italy
  • Nicoletta Setola University of Florence, Italy
  • Alessandra Rinaldi University of Florence, Italy
  • Emanuela Morelli University of Florence, Italy


healthy cities, healthy neighbourhoods, urban design, design for inclusion, primary care facilities


As recognised in the scientific literature, the topic of healthy cities needs to be addressed at the neighbourhood scale, as health has a place-based dimension. The contribution is based on the Quartieri Sani Hub (Healthy Neighbourhoods Hub) ongoing research, aiming to investigate the issue of health and wellbeing through an integrated approach based on spatial and social knowledge, in order to define strategies and design scenarios for an inclusive and healthy neighborhood.

The paper presents the methodological approach defined within this research project for merging different aspects of the healthy city, leading to the definition of a transdisciplinary and multi-scalar conceptual framework in which the characteristics of the built environment that promote healthy lifestyles are systemised.


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