To promote movement, physical activity and active living through the design of built spaces.
Physical activity, or rather, inactivity, has emerged as a primary focus of public health due to a rise in premature mortality and chronic diseases attributed to physical inactivity, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, stroke, dementia and some forms of cancer. Despite widely disseminated physical activity guidelines (Appendix V1), global estimates from 2016 show that nearly a quarter (23%) of the adult population are physically inactive. In addition, over time, our homes, schools, workplaces, communities, jobs and transportation systems have been physically designed to demand less movement and require more sedentary activities over time.
Design Active Buildings and Communities
Achieve at least one point in one of the following features:
Feature V03: Movement Network and Circulation.
Feature V04: Active Commuter and Occupant Support.
Feature V05: Site Planning and Selection.
Feature V08: Physical Activity Spaces and Equipment.
Feature V09: Exterior Active Design.
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