Active by Design guide


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Inside you will find

  • 10 facts on the epidemic of physical inactivity
  • 10 inspirational examples: projects that have built health into buildings, public spaces and transport systems
  • 10 actions that professionals and decision-makers can take to create healthy places 

This will interest

Professionals and decision-makers in:

  • Local and national government
  • Economic development
  • Health commissioning
  • Public health
  • Transport planning
  • Regeneration
  • Housing delivery
  • Property development
  • Built environment
  • Building management

This guide, part of our Active by Design programme, makes a powerful case for taking action to tackle twenty-first century health problems through the places we build.

Our Active by Design programme responds to the rise in lifestyle-related diseases by championing design that makes physical activity, healthy food and positive social contact integral to everyday life.


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