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The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health Outcomes through Placemaking
This report codifies and presents the current evidence based on how placemaking strategies and projects--on streets, in parks and open spaces, in housing projects, and in diverse public settings--can contribute to improving people's mental, physical and social health.
It explores how built and natural environments facilitate human connectivity and reduce isolation, while fostering equitable access to the social and economic determinants of health, directly support human flourishing.
It further addresses how placemaking undergirds
economic prosperity, but also how leaders
can create inclusionary strategies that reduce
displacement of lower income and vulnerable
families as property values increase.