Posts tagged "built environment"
Health thinking in the built environment

Health thinking in the built environment

Partnering to mitigate climate change
Building for mental health and resilience: Architects use design to mitigate environmental stressors

Building for mental health and resilience: Architects use design to mitigate environmental stressors

A look at how building design with a focus on resilience and sustainability can help reduce mental distress.
Planners, designers join with public health to promote healthy communities

Planners, designers join with public health to promote healthy communities

A new collaboration announced yesterday as part of National Public Health Week brings new energy to the goal of creating healthy communities.
Day of Action promotes health in all policies, built environment

Day of Action promotes health in all policies, built environment

Annual Meeting attendees got a chance to learn the layout of their host city of Denver and how it promotes health, thanks to an annual Section event.
APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

American Planning Association President Carol Rhea discussed the built environment and Plan4Health with Public Health Newswire.

Atlanta conference links planning, public health

Day Two of the American Planning Association’s national conference in Atlanta was also the organization’s “Health Day,” bringing together two distinct yet correlated disciplines.

Study: Poor urban areas have higher rates of traffic injuries

Significantly more road traffic injuries occur in poor urban areas compared with wealthier areas, indicates a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Designing healthy communities: Q&A with Dick Jackson

Designing healthy communities: Q&A with Dick Jackson

A new four-part PBS series and book are Dick Jackson's latest projects to illuminate the growing and sometimes fatal connections between our built environment and health. We asked what inspired his work, why it's taken us so long to connect the dots and which communities are getting it right.