Planning and Zoning for Health in the Built Environment is a toolkit with checklists for community design policies and comprehensive plan elements to improve health. It includes model language and implementation plans, sample performance measures and policy intervention areas, built environment outcomes, including detailed logic models, and 21 recommendations and evidence-based strategies for a healthy built environment.
Plan4Health is a coalition effort led by the American Planning Association and American Public Health Association. Resources include a peer learning network and topic-specific tools.
Active Living Research is a group dedicated to working with governments on promoting active living, with a collection of studies about the best approaches.
Bike Lanes May be the Most Cost-Effective Way to Improve Public Health. This Fast Company article cites the academic study, "the cost-effectiveness of bike lanes in New York City".
Activity-Friendly Communities Can Make Our Lives Better (2014). A presentation by Dr. James Sallis, Director of Active Living Research at the University of California, San Diego.
Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design. The City of New York discusses ways to build opportunities for daily physical activity into the built environment.
Connecting Communities: Creating Livable Communities for Everyone (video). Presentation by active transportation expert Gil Penalosa, executive director of 8-80 Cities. (TGM-sponsored event in Eugene, 2014)
Health Impact Assessment map from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Health Impact Assessments look at the health impacts of proposed projects. Users can search by sector, such as transportation.
Vision Zero and Health Equity Road Map: Getting to Zero in Every Community is a brief from the Prevention Institute offering recommendations for advancing health equity. Vision Zero is a growing movement among cities nationally and internationally to eliminate all traffic-related deaths and severe injuries. Safety concerns are a leading reason cited by people who choose not to walk and bike more often.
The Case for Healthy Places: How to Improve Health through Placemaking is a 2016 report from the Project for Public Spaces.