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Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Nationwide initiatives seek to better a

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Public health is taking its seat at the design table, and USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi predicts health will be "the biggest driver in the green building space in the next twenty years." So what does the AEC community need to know about this emerging paradigm? This article draw son research and interviews with experts in both the public health and design professions to establish the primary factors in designing for public health. It cites projects and policies that are making a difference. And offers analytical tools for predicting and evaluating a design's public health impact. The entire design team, owners, developers, clients and government institutions would benefit from reading this story.


1. Identify the primary health indicators through which the built environment can improve public health.
2. Select information-gathering processes and tools to improve a project#s health outcomes.
3. Identify neighborhood features which serve public health and green design in common.
4. Introduce public health priorities into planning, design, and development processes.

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