Healthy Places: Design, Planning and Public Health
This Course At a Glance
3 credits. Letter grades only.
Drawing from public health, environmental psychology, design, urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture, we examine how the physical environment influences health and health behaviors. We consider various contexts from rooms and buildings to parks and cities. Outcomes include physical and mental health, diet, physical activity and obesity.
Comprehend the influence of the built and natural environment on human health and health behaviors.
Think critically and apply theory as well as health impact assessment methods to real world challenges.
Apply multidisciplinary perspectives including from planning, public health, and environmental psychology.