Below are a number of websites which might be of interest to you.

The city state: How urban design affects our health

January 22, 2013 – The Globe and Mail


How Urban Design Affects Ethnic or Religious Tensions

June 12, 2012 – the Atlantic Cities


CIP’s Healthy Communities Program: Tools and Resources about the Built Environment 

CIP, together with the Urban Public Health Network, provided funding and advice to the National Collaborating Centre for the creation of an electronic database of built environment tools and resources, including literature reviews and research reports, that will be available for access by public health officials, planners, and others to support further research and community planning and design.

The inventory is a list of more than 150 case studies, guidelines, tools, and key scientific papers that may be helpful in creating healthier built environments. It is intended to support policy makers in local and regional governments, urban planners, medical health officers, and researchers. Each resource has a brief description that is available in English and French. It can be searched by theme, type of resource, and target population. A free keyword search is also available.


Healthy Communities

February 16, 2012 – Switchboard (Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog)


America’s Health Threat: Poor Urban Design

January 22, 2012 – The Chronicle


The 8 to 80 Problem: Designing Cities for Young and Old

January 18, 2012 – The Atlantic Cities


23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

December 2, 2011 – DocMikeEvans


Eight components of a “healing city”

January 12, 2012, Switchboard (Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog)


For healthy people, build a healthy city

November 27, 2011 – The Globe & Mail


Greening vacant city lots could improve residents’ health

November 17, 2011 – The Los Angelas Times


This municipal election, think ‘health’ the 21st century way

November 15, 2011 – The Vancouver Sun


The world’s happiest people share their lessons

October 3, 2011 – The Globe & Mail


American Happiness Poll



CBC’s The Current – Urban by Nature

May 4, 2011


Genuine Progress Index


Humane Connection: Two Great Resources for Reinventing & Reclaiming Our Cities

April 20, 2011


Collin Ellard’s TEDTalk

April 6, 2011


Snowboarding and Spirituality

March 4, 2011


Do Nothing for 2 minutes


Gaining Ground Summit videos

October 5-7, 2010

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