Healthy Environments

The built environment includes the human-made, physical characteristics that provide the setting for human activities – where people live, work, learn and play. Healthy built environments are the product of good planning practices. Read more about how local governments can build healthy communities in the following areas: 

•    active transportation
•    healthy neighbourhood design 
•    healthy housing

Natural environments contain the ingredients that enable life as we know it. The way we design our lives to fit within the natural environment is fundamental in determining our health and well-being. Learn more about how municipalities can foster healthy natural environments in the following areas.
•   clean air & water
•   climate action
•   parks & greenspace

 

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