Cities’ land use tools of planning, zoning, and infrastructure investment can have a positive effect on residents’ health. Access to everyday physical activity such as walking and biking, availability of open space for recreation, close proximity of healthy food choices to residential areas – all depend on good land use policies.
Download fact sheet: Be a City with Healthy Land Use Policies
GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
Cities across California are using their general plan update process to respond to the obesity epidemic.
HEALTHY ZONING REGULATIONS
Zoning regulations are a powerful land use tool for promoting healthy eating and active living.
HEALTHY INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Cities can focus infrastructure on walking, biking and access to recreation.