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Active by Design
Active by Design responds to the social and economic costs of preventable disease in the UK by championing the creation of healthy places.
Why it matters
Office for National Statistics (2015)
Journal of Epimediol Community Health (2007)
Perspectives on Psychological Science (2015)
Department of Health (2009)
We work with national and local government, developers, designers and communities to put health and wellbeing at the heart of change in the physical environment.
Using evidence and local data, we help our clients tackle preventable diseases and health inequality by building health into existing places and new developments. This means shaping buildings, streets, public spaces and neighbourhoods so that healthy activities are integral to people’s everyday lives – not an add-on.
Our expertise comes from an multi-disciplinary in-house team and a network of 250 industry experts including leading public health and place-making specialists - all primed to support, advise and inform. We offer:
- Leadership support to bring together health, town planning and design objectives to identify priorities for action.
- Training on creating healthy, active places - to empower decision-makers, professionals and communities.
- Project support to embed health and wellbeing in buildings, spaces and neighbourhoods - existing and proposed.