HAPI Webinar Series: Ann Forsyth, Leire Asensio-Villoria, David Mah, Laura Smead, “Planning and Design Guidelines and Prototypes for Healthier Places”
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EDT)
This webinar will feature members of HAPI’s Harvard Graduate School of Design team, who will present evidence-based guidelines for healthier places. It will also introduce conceptual proposals operating at multiple scales: urban and local residential development as well as at the scale of specific buildings and typologies. The guidelines are based on a synthesis of existing research on the multiple dimensions connecting health and place, focusing on effective strategies most relevant to urban planners and the built environment. Topics include accessibility to health services, air quality, water quality, opportunities for physical activity, universal design, access to community resources, the connections between green space and mental health, healthy food access, noise, health effects of disasters, and safety. Click here for more information about this webinar.
This webinar is presented as part of the Health and Places Initiative (HAPI), a joint project of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (HGSD) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) to create a forum for understanding the multiple issues that face cities in light of rapid urbanization and an aging population worldwide.