Presentation: The Economic and Social Wellbeing Co-Benefits of Healthy Built Environments

Victoria Barr, PlanH program manager, discusses the co-benefits of a healthy built environment on social well-being and economic viability in this video of the he BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) Grand Rounds on April 4th 2017.

The video begins with an introduction by Charito Gailling, Project Manager with the Population & Public Health- BCCDC, sharing updates to the Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit, followed by Barr’s findings related to two types of co-benefits of a healthy built environment: social wellbeing and economics.

Barr provides research findings related to two key questions about social well-being;

  1. What policies or planning practices support greater social interaction and connection?
  2. What can hinder social well-being within neighbourhoods?

Further evidence was presented on assessing the economic co-benefits of the healthy built environment and building healthy natural environments.

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