Community design refers to all the elements of a community that are human-made and form the physical characteristics of that community. It includes:
- buildings, such as schools, workplaces, and homes,
- parks and recreation areas,
- transportation systems, and
- places to buy food.
Well-designed communities can improve public health. The design and maintenance of our communities may be related to
- chronic diseases
- mental health, and
- the effects of climate change.
For more information about community design, visit CDC’s Healthy Places website.Top of Page