For the first time in history, American children are projected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. By ensuring that our neighborhoods, homes, and workplaces are designed to support healthy and engaged children and families, the Center for Active Design seeks to change this trajectory for the next generation.
Over the last year we have formalized a framework that allows us to translate the evidence base into design strategies that impact a wide range of health and engagement outcomes. This work has shown that the design of our buildings, streets, and neighborhoods has an undeniably profound impact on our behavior.
As we continue to develop deeper insights into the role of design in supporting healthy, engaged communities, we look forward to working with a wide range of partners to transform our communities for a healthier future.
Download our Impact Report to the right, or read below to learn about our highlights from 2015!