Measuring healthy places

A follow-on to the “Healthy Places Act”: from San Francisco’s department of public health:

bq. The Healthy Development Measurement Tool is an evidence-based practice to consider public health objectives in land use planning. It provides land use planners, public agencies, and community stakeholders with a set of metrics to assess the extent to which urban development projects, plans and policies affect health.

And an interesting resource: some great “metro area profiles”: compiled by the Harvard School of Public Health, including (school & residential) segregation and poverty indices by race/ethnic group.