Health and well-being is related to many aspects of community design.
Creating more healthy, livable neighborhoods means designing our communities in such a way that they address the needs of all residents and improve the general quality of life. This requires a careful and comprehensive accounting of the needs of a diverse population, people of all ages, occupations, income levels and physical abilities.
A healthy community provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage in routine daily physical activity in a safe environment, be it walking to a transit stop or school, commuting by bicycle to work, or playing in a neighborhood park. Healthy communities are also supported by food environments that ensure access to healthy foods, and make healthy eating the more accessible and more appealing option.