To promote health and wellness in the city.
CITIES, COMMUNITIESOption 1. Outdoor Air Monitoring (2 points)
Monitor and publicly display the outdoor air quality in key residential, commercial, industrial and sensitive areas based on the national or regional air quality monitoring standards. Each monitoring station must monitor air quality data for minimum five pollutants including Ozone (O3, Particulate Matter (PM2.5, PM10) and any of the three pollutants from - Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ammonia (NH3), Lead (Pb) or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Option 2. Access to healthful food (2 points)
Provide permanent and accessible urban agriculture space of at least 2.5 square feet per capita (0.25 square meter per capita) allocated within all residential zones through one or more of the following (i) Community garden (ii) Edible landscaping with labeled plants and signage containing harvesting guideline (iii) Small farm or orchard (iv) Private garden (v) Rooftop garden. Areas allocated as Green Spaces under NS Prerequisite: Green Spaces may be used for the purpose of urban agriculture. OR Adopt regulation to provide supermarkets or grocery stores selling fresh produce within all residential zones. Within each residential zone, a minimum of 50% of the buildings must have access within 1/4 mile (400 meter) walking distance.
Option 3. Active Lifestyle (2 points)
Provide access to a minimum of two of the following within all residential areas
- Athletic field and/or court.
- Trail network.
- Play space geared toward children (e.g., playground).
- All-weather fitness zone.
- Co-located adult and child physical activity space (e.g., a playground with an adult fitness zone)
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