Healthy Community Design
Healthy Community Design Streaming Video
Dr. Howard Frumkin, discusses the benefits of walkable communities as they relate to health, the environment, and social interaction.
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LEED-ND and Healthy Neighborhoods [PDF - 282 KB]
This fact sheet explains the possible health benefits of LEED-ND certified neighborhoods.
Walkable Communities Podcast
This podcast discusses the benefits of walkable communities, as they relate to health, the environment, and social interaction.
Planning Information Sheet: Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Design for Health; 2007.
This first sheet in the series helps communities begin thinking about how to integrate health into their planning and design decisions. The sheet showcases: Background information on the relationship between health and the built environment; various approaches to integrate health into comprehensive planning; examples from the Twin Cities region and across the U.S.related to integrating health and planning; and opportunities to integrate health into a traditional comprehensive plan framework.
Healthy Community Checklist [PDF - 172 KB]
The checklist, created by the Michigan Department of Community Health, is a 40-item questionnaire that provides a quick assessment of a community's health environment with regard to promoting physical activity; healthy eating and healthy weight; and smoke-free environments and tobacco-free lifestyles.