The AIA New York Chapter, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will host the sixth annual public conference to examine how design of the built environment creates opportunities for increasing physical activity and access to healthier food choices. This conference will bring together architects, planners, designers, developers, and public health professionals to address how building design and policy decisions can improve health outcomes in communities, helping to prevent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and asthma.

Conference participants will hear how the strategies included in the Active Design Guidelines, which was released in January 2010, are being implemented at New York City agencies, in the private sector, and in communities across the world. The focus of this year’s conference is how active design strategies can help address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.

For full program schedule: cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=2523

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