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Listen to this podcast on how strong communities enhance human health.

Back for a second season, USGBC’s “Built for Health” dives deep into the factors and strategies that allow healthy communities to function and grow.

In this episode, host Flavia Grey connects with Andy Dannenberg, affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and Mark Delisi, vice president of corporate responsibility at AvalonBay Communities, to discuss the importance of intentional community design and the potential impacts of well-designed communities on human health.

A healthy community is one where people are able to thrive. Strong, vibrant communities place a premium on walkability, safety, security and access to parks and other recreational facilities. Healthy communities also bring people together. Social interaction is essential for mental health, as well as personal resilience. People who know and interact with their neighbors have a built-in safety net, in case of an emergency or a challenging situation.

y fostering a sense of community through design and public health strategies, AEC practitioners stand to make a significant difference in the well-being of individuals, families and the entire populations.

This episode of "Built for Health" is eligible for .5 CE hours on the Education @USGBC platform. Listen to the episode, and take the quiz.

For more “Built for Health,” check out season one, or our most recent episode on climate change and your health, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Season two of Built for Health is made possible by Kaiser Permanente. Together We Thrive.

Listen to Episode 2 of Built for Health