Development processes can promote health

A new resource, Licensing and Zoning Tools for Public Health from ChangeLab Solutions details the licensing and zoning process and how the two processes can promote public health.  The document simply explains licensing and zoning and opportunities for health benefits. For example, form-based code, which regulates the design of buildings and allows for a diversity of uses promotes pedestrian-friendly and mixed-use development. The Philadelphia zoning code is also highlighted which requires a design review focused on pedestrian access for certain projects and density bonuses around transit nodes. Finally, bike parking is an example of a public health goal that can be accomplished through licensing or zoning.

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