Metrics for Planning Healthy Communities

By Anna Ricklin, AICP, Sagar Shah, PhD, AICP



Inside this "Metrics for Planning Healthy Communities" report is a set of Healthy Planning Metrics that can be used to assess, measure, monitor, and report progress toward healthy planning goals.

Key built environment indicators and policies are identified for five healthy communities domains to promote health and measure health inequities.


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May 1, 2017
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American Planning Association

About the Authors

Anna Ricklin, AICP

Sagar Shah, PhD, AICP
Sagar Shah, PhD, AICP is a Manager of Planning and Community Health Center at the American Planning Association. In this role, he currently leads applied research projects connecting urban planning and public health at the APA. In his 10+ years of academic and professional career, he has worked on multiple applied research, community-based research, and basic research projects. This experience enables him to understand the implications of planning on environmental health and provides expertise in moderating the session. He also managed the APA work of this project and thus is quite familiar with the project and panel members.