Health Impact Assessment (2017-)

Health Impact Assessment

Health Assessments are a way to evaluate past planning outcomes or new planning and design proposals. Projects starting in 2018 will build on work done by the Health and Place Initiative to conduct health (impact) assessments of buildings and neighborhoods.

In 2017 students in the Healthy Places class conducted a health impact assessment of the Wellspring Harvard greenhouse and cooperative business in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 2018 students are conducting a health impact assessment of development in Boston’s Chinatown, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

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