The Active Design Guidelines provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field. The Guidelines includes:
Urban design strategies for creating neighborhoods, streets, and outdoor spaces that encourage walking, bicycling, and active transportation and recreation.
Building design strategies for promoting active living where we work and live and play—for example, through the placement and design of stairs, elevators, and indoor and outdoor spaces.
Discussion of synergies between active design and sustainable design initiatives such as LEED and PlaNYC.