The planning and design of cities, towns, and neighborhoods greatly impact the health of our ecosystem and economy, but also the health of people living within these environments.
From environmental justice and social equity, air and water quality, housing and transportation choice, to opportunities for physical activity, access to healthy food and health services, and the location and safety of schools, parks and recreational facilities within a community--the planning, design, and public health professions play an important role in creating healthy and safe communities that support complete physical, mental and social well-being.
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Thank you for joining the American Planning Association's Planning Healthy Communities Forum, brought to you by the Planning & Community Health Research Center. This online forum provides a place where stakeholders in the public health, planning, and allied fields can to come together, share information, and discuss important issues related to topics at the intersection of planning, public health and sustainability. We hope you will use this site to interact with other people interested in healthy, sustainable communities by adding a blog post, photo or video; starting a discussion forum under one of the groups; or posting an event.
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