Projects

HCG€ Value

Digital economic analysis tool for urban planning changes

Project Description

  • Innovation
  • 6 November 2023
  • 6 November 2024
  • Bax & Company
  • €320,000

The Healthy Cities Generator is a cutting-edge tool designed to help cities assess the health impact of their urban plans and make informed decisions to improve physical, mental, and environmental health. To enhance effective decision-making further, the project consortium will develop and introduce an innovative economic impact analysis module (HCG€) to the existing tool. HCG€ will calculate the economic value of life expectancy improvements associated with the health impacts estimated by the tool. The HCG€ will help decision-makers prioritise investments that benefit citizen health and the economy, while reducing healthcare costs. Scaling the HCG€ to over 90 cities by 2028 will help users make urban planning decisions and introduce evidence-based policy that fosters livable, healthy urban spaces throughout Europe.

Challenge


Use of the new tool by cities to compare, understand, and advocate for investments that promote the uptake of health-effective urban interventions to improve the public realm and encourage active mobility.

Main Objective


HCG€ will empower EU cities with the economic and health-related evidence needed to prioritise people-centric healthy urban planning actions.

Output


The project will design, develop, test and market an innovative, user-friendly digital tool based on evidence and cities’ needs, to value the economic impact of health improvements stemming from urban planning changes.

Partners


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Project lead


Amber De La Haye
Bax & Company
a.delahaye@baxcompany.com
Ruth Gow
Bax & Company
r.gow@baxcompany.com