Within the RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment 's Healthy Urban Living programme, knowledge about healthy living in a healthy  environment is used for practical solutions . The goal of this study is to provide insight into the concept of a healthy city and the healthy city approach.

What is it exactly that defines a Healthy City? In order to obtain insight into the meaning of the concept , RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment carried out a study into the characteristics of such a city in which 100 professionals from various domains, including the health, spatial planning, and environmental domains were involved.