Infrastructure, lighting, connectivity - and more!
Policy resource type : Active Transportation, Safety and Vulnerable Users, Participatory Processes, Urban form, Public health, Why Healthy Places?
Type : Internal
The ways our communities are built influences our health in many ways. The streets, sidewalks, buildings, and parks that make up our cities, known collectively as the built environment, can influence our physical and mental health. By using a health lens to design transportation systems, public spaces, and built form, our cities and towns can promote enhanced health for all.
What makes this tool valuable?
The infographic available for download below provides a succinct visual summary of the relationship between the built environment and health.
For a list of references related to this topic, download the annotated bibliography in the resources section.