Journal of Urban Health

, Volume 90, Issue 2, pp 187–196

Revitalizing Communities Together

The Shared Values, Goals, and Work of Education, Urban Planning, and Public Health

DOI: 10.1007/s11524-012-9733-3

Cite this article as:
Cohen, A.K. & Schuchter, J.W. J Urban Health (2013) 90: 187. doi:10.1007/s11524-012-9733-3


Inequities in education, the urban environment, and health co-exist and mutually reinforce each other. Educators, planners, and public health practitioners share commitments to place-based, participatory, youth-focused, and equitable work. They also have shared goals of building community resilience, social capital, and civic engagement. Interdisciplinary programs that embody these shared values and work towards these shared goals are emerging, including school-based health centers, full-service community schools, community health centers, Promise Neighborhoods, and Choice Neighborhoods. The intersection of these three fields represents an opportunity to intervene on social determinants of health. More collaborative research and practice across public health, education, and planning should build from the shared values identified to continue to address these common goals.


City planningEducational statusPublic healthSocial changeUrban health

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public HealthUniversity of California BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA