NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City initiative to combat obesity will promote physical activity through design changes for buildings and public spaces.
One initiative taps the expertise of the city’s design and construction, health, transportation, planning and budget departments. It provides architects and urban designers with strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets and public spaces. Academic research is one of the components.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg detailed various steps to promote a concept called “active design” at an event at The New School on Wednesday.