Built 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. Whether rural, urban, or suburban communities, healthy built environments are places that are designed to support good health for all.

The Metro Vancouver Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Transportation and Land Use Activities: Guidebook provides a structured approach for planners and policy-makers to evaluate the potential health-related outcomes of an activity (i.e., a project, plan, or policy) before it has been built or implemented. The Guidebook also provides links to data sources, local and provincial resources, and examples.

Jun 11 2015 - 10:00am to Jun 12 2015 - 3:45pm

Host: Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and the Alberni-Clayoquot Health Network
Contact: Shelli Lyle (ACHN) at slyle@acrd.bc.ca or 250-720-2709
Website: http://www.acrd.bc.ca/achn

Event Description

Apr 22 2015 - 7:45am to 4:45pm

Host: City of Surrey

Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC

Contact: Hayley Thomas 604 637-6655 hthomas@lbmg.ca

Website: http://evolutionofcommunities.com/

Over the last century, cities have been designed to accommodate the automobile. So, how do we redesign them to benefit people?

This CBC video is a full report by Chris Brown on how creative urban design and more walkable neighbourhoods can improve the health of the overall population and reduce healthcare costs.

Apr 9 2015 - 10:30am to Apr 10 2015 - 11:45am

The internationally-acclaimed Develop with Care 2014: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia is an indispensable tool for anyone involved in land development or community planning.  The latest edition expands the document scope and includes new information on Provincial programs and direction

Oct 9 2014 - 7:00pm to Oct 10 2014 - 8:45pm

UBC's Health and Community Design Lab in the School of Population and Public Health and affiliated with the School of Community and Regional Planning is pleased to invite you to:


Aug 20 2014 - 1:00pm to Aug 21 2014 - 1:45pm

Join CommunityMatters® and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ on Wednesday, August 20 for an hour-long webinar highlighting community design that kick starts rural development.

May 14 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Healthy Built Environment Alliance presents Working Across Sectors to Engage the ‘Silent Majority’ In Official Community Plans and Transportation Master Plans’ Implementation.


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