Today, more Canadians live in cities than ever before, but they do not do so equally. The quality and availability of buildings, streets, parks, amenities, and homes in our communities have an outsize impact on our health, often affecting the most vulnerable residents. There is a need to design public health, urban planning and public policy interventions that address the health, social and environmental inequities that result from the built environment in our communities.

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health, in partnership with The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) has been funded by the Government of Canada to develop a set of digital tools to help public and environmental health professionals, urban planners, and the general public easily access, use and contribute to data on healthy urban environments.


How does your neighbourhood support your health? HealthyPlace.City is a tool aimed at answering that question for citizens and community groups by increasing awareness of the built environment and its connections to health and climate change.


HealthyPlan.City is a tool that helps planners, public health professionals and policy makers understand where environmental inequities exist in their city by using robust datasets that allow them to pinpoint the gaps in community resources and determine which interventions are needed.

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