Obesity: Built environment

Legs and feet of people in a crosswalk

The built environment is the layout and design of a community’s buildings, streets, sidewalks, and infrastructure. Studies show that the built environment, shaped through land use and transportation planning, policies and practices, can increase physical activity.

Built Environment Active LivingScan

Built Environment Strategic Collaborative

A group of diverse stakeholders from communities across the state working to improve the health of Coloradans through the built environment.

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Health planning tools

Tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help create healthy communities through the design of the environment.

Community Health Online Resource Center

CDC database populated with practice-based resources to help you implement changes to prevent disease and promote healthy living in your community.

Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse

A resource for training at the university and professional levels, and a source for relevant news at the critical intersection of community design and health