Center for Active Design
Organized in response to a growing international health crisis, the Center for Active Design works to support the prevention and control of obesity and chronic diseases by increasing opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating through the design of buildings, streets, neighborhoods.
The Center for Active Design grew out of an inter-disciplinary partnership among New York City agencies, the American Institute of Architects New York City Chapter, private sector architects and developers, and academic partners. This group collaborated to develop the Active Design Guidelines, which was published in 2010. Following the widespread success of the Guidelines, the Center for Active Design was established to foster implementation of Active Design strategies among public and private sector design, planning, policy and real estate professionals.