Planning for Better Health
Read how smart land-use planning can foster healthy aging, diminish childhood obesity, decrease pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, reduce neighborhood health disparities, decrease adult obesity and asthma, and boost healthy diets.
Greenbelt Alliance and the Health Trust of Silicon Valley partnered to produce fact sheets on health issues that can be addressed by better land-use planning. The report specifically uses examples from San Jose and Santa Clara County, but the policy recommendations have broader applications. Greenbelt Alliance also worked with UCSF to highlight the neighborhood effect on health.