Built and Synthetic Environment

Healthy Communities

  • Smart Growth

    Land use and planning can play a major role in health. The way communities are designed affects air pollution levels, water quality, physical activity, incidence of injury, and access to fresh produce and healthy foods. The term "Smart Growth" is used to describe land use and development that takes into account these factors. The following is a compilation of resources to assist professionals in any field to better understand the connections between public health and Smart Growth.