Health, Planning & Community Design


Health, Planning and Community Design

Decisions surrounding planning and community design can have significant impacts on the physical, social and mental health of community members.

Local leaders can influence health impacts when making decisions related to the general plan, zoning and conditional use permits, environmental review and health impact assessments.

Key words: general plans, health element, active living, mixed-use and infill development, zoning, conditional use, farmers’ markets, community gardens, land use planners