This article discusses the impact of local land development patterns and zoning policies on community health and equity. It highlights efforts by national organizations, such as the American Planning Association (APA) and the Urban Institute, to promote health and equity considerations in comprehensive plans and zoning codes. The goal is to create built environments that support well-being, physical activity, and access to essential goods and services, and address historical disparities in communities.
Land Use and Community Planning Strategies Can Promote Health Equity
Publisher: The Pew Charitable Trusts