Mackinac Island carfree since 1898
Mackinac Island carfree since 1898

Healthy community design is planning and designing communities that make it easier for people to live healthy lives.[1] Healthy community design offers important benefits:

Health benefits

Healthy places are those designed and built to improve the quality of life for all people who live, work, learn, and play within their borders—person is free to make choices amid a variety of healthy, available, accessible, and affordable options.[2]

Healthy community design can provide many advantages:


See also


  1. ^ "Healthy Community Design" (PDF). U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. 2008.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Maiden, Kristin M.; Kaplan, Marina; Walling, Lee Ann; Miller, Patricia P.; Crist, Gina (February 2017). "A comprehensive scoring system to measure healthy community design in land use plans and regulations". Preventive Medicine. pp. S141–S147. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.09.031.