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Building health into community design

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A look at the toolkit of a community health project promoted by the Colorado Health Foundation in partnership with the real estate development industry.

Among the suggestions, says Khanh Nguyen of the foundation: “Provide sidewalks and enticing, pedestrian-oriented streetscape.

  •  “Build infrastructure to support biking.
  •  “Build infrastructure to support biking.
  • “Design visible, enticing stairs to encourage everyday use.
  • “Provide high-quality places for multigenerational play and recreation.
  • “Accommodate a grocery store in the development.
  • “Enhance access to drinking water.
  • “Ban smoking.
  • “Use materials and products that support healthy indoor air quality.
  • “Facilitate social engagement through the built environment.”

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