Health by Design

Making Health Workshop (Photo credit: BMW Guggenheim Lab)

The spaces in which we inhabit can have a long term impact on how we develop, the choices we make, the way that we socialize, and how healthy we are. The built environment can promote active living, or not. It can create good air quality, or not. It can open the opportunity for people to make healthy food choices, or not. Planning and design provide a meaningful and rich opportunity to create healthy communities, or not.

Integrated planning is an approach to our built environment that interweaves public health considerations (physical …read more