Architecture & Urban Planning Tools for Health
we create tools to build healthy neighborhoods
with three tools!
Urban Diagnostics for research and planning
Street Canvas for urban design
UrbanCare Dialogues for decision-making
Streets for health
In most cities, urban planning neglects environmental threats that streetscapes have on pedestrian safety, comfort, and health. As a result, battling the urban heat island effects focuses on reducing car emissions instead of improving street walkability.
At BHL, we involve communities in investigating street-level obstacles and climate threats to their daily walks which mostly affect vulnerable outdoor users such as children, the elderly, workers, and people with different kinds of disabilities.
The results are made available into infographic guides that are especially useful to inform mobility and pedestrian planners at the district and city levels.
Energy-saving public spaces
Urban outdoors, especially streets, impact the energy consumption in nearby buildings and pedestrian health.
In neighborhoods, the investment in public spaces and community actions are tangible and measurable. Evaluating their development is an invaluable opportunity for policy-makers to gather evidence.
At BHL, we assist communities in understanding local climate issues and co-developing neighborhood solutions to improve urban ecosystems, energy waste, and public health.
Our mission is to generate knowledge for city makers to create bankable and future-proof projects.
The goal is to consolidate the know-how and evidence-based designs from neighborhoods into sustainable development plans at the city and regional levels.