fisher town design

health benefits

  • “People who live in neighborhoods with a mix of shops and businesses within easy walking distance have a 35% lower risk of obesity.” Larry Frank, et. Al. American Journal of Preventative Medicine
  • “On average, walkable neighborhoods encourage 15-30 extra minutes of walking per week… enough to lose a pound a year.” Saelens, B.E. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2003
  • The LEED for Neighborhood Development Public Health Report comprehensively summarizes the relationship between how our communities are built and a series of public health outcomes such as physical activity, traffic crashes, respiratory health and mental health. This is one of the first reports that not only summarizes the impact of the built environment on public health topics but also discusses how this information can be translated into positive changes to the built environment. https://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=1480

Gibson Creek Gateway

Gibson Creek Gateway