On October 20, KPF Principal Bruce Fisher joined speakers to discuss how Urban Design can improve physical and mental well-being, in an event hosted by New London Architecture, in association with the Center for Architecture and Urban Design Forum in New York City.
The significant role of the public realm for mental and physical health has been particularly highlighted over the past two years. The discussion looked at how public policies and designers are embracing the challenge of improving active travel, access to nature, social gathering places, and air quality to create healthier cities.
In London, the ‘Healthy Streets approach’ aims to reduce car use and improve urban design to provide appealing, healthier, and inclusive streets. In New York, the active design guideline proposes a planning approach to create streets that support and promote wellbeing of residents. How do these guidelines translate into urban design?
London and New York shared thought leadership in a live webinar, broadcast at 09:00 in New York and 14:00 in London. This event was a part of the NLA City Dialogues programme, which brings together speakers and audiences to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between cities. Register here.