Research on Healthier Places
During phase two of the HAPI project, starting in 2016, it is investigating collaborative approaches to creating healthier places including approaches such as healthy cities programs, providing services for an aging population, creating healthier new developments such as new towns, and using place-based health assessment tools.
During phase one from 2013-2015 HSPH and HGSD teams conducted several strands of research:
- Synthesizing health and place research into planning and design guidelines for healthier neighborhoods.
- Adapting tools to evaluate health in places and plans and comfort in public spaces.
- Analyzing the connections between health and place in China using both large datasets and intensive case studies.
- Developing prototypes for healthier places.