Integrating Health and Planning by Creating Healthy Neighborhoods

Creating Healthy Neighborhoods: Evidence-Based Planning and Design Strategies is a "how to" for students and practicing planners, offering readers an accessible approach to integrating health into planning.

"We have a really important job that I think academics can do: translating this research into useable guidance for practice."
— Ann Forsyth, coauthor of Creating Healthy Neighborhoods

The book was coauthored by Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning and director of the Master in Urban Planning program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, together with Emily Salomon and Laura Smead.

To learn about integrating health and planning, check out the introduction to Creating Healthy Neighborhoods, then watch Forsyth at the 2017 National Planning Conference as she describes her work to integrate the fields of planning and public health:

For more about APA's work to advance healthy planning, visit the Planning and Community Health Center.

Top image: Conference attendees explore Denver during a mobile tour at the final Plan4Health meeting. Photo courtesy APA and APHA.


About the Author
Elizabeth Hartig is project associate for APA's Planning and Community Health Center.

November 27, 2017

By Elizabeth Hartig