The Provincial Health Services Authority in BC has recently released a new resource called Healthy Built Environment Linkages: A Toolkit for Design, Planning, & Health in partnership with the Healthy Built Environment (HBE) Alliance. A ground-breaking evidence-based and expert-informed resource, the toolkit links planning principles to health outcomes and identifies the behavioural impacts (e.g., walking and transit use) and environmental impacts (e.g., noise and traffic safety) that contribute to those health outcomes.
The toolkit summarizes the evidence for planning principles that can inform healthier neighbourhood design, transportation networks, natural environments, food systems, and housing. It is an important resource for anyone involved in healthy built environment work, including community planners and designers, land-use and transportation professionals, public health professionals, and staff or decision-makers in municipal and regional governments.
The complete toolkit as well as other healthy built environment and population health resources are available at htt://www.phsa.ca/populationhealth.