Keep up with essential planning news and commentary, delivered to your inbox every Monday and Thursday.
Making the 'Case for Healthy Places'
Earlier this month, Project for Public Spaces released "The Case for Healthy Places [pdf]—a report of peer-reviewed research that offers evidence-based guidance, recommendations, and numerous case studies to which health institutions, community organizations, and other partners can refer in order to create and support healthy placemaking initiatives."
According to the article announcing the new report, the report uses "placemaking" as a "holistic framework for creating healthy communities."The report also explores case studies highlighted from a broad variety of projects and programs, like "farmers markets, community gardens, and public plazas, to efforts to make streets more amenable to pedestrians and bicyclists."