Architecture & Urban Planning Tools for Health
Welcome to Building Health Lab
We are Think & Do Tank driving sustainable urban development through innovative health strategies.
Our team, comprised of experts from diverse fields, collaborates closely with universities and local governments to address the complex challenges posed by health and climate crises at the municipal level, informing the development of city plans.
Collaborative Expertise: At BHL, we harness the power of collaboration by leveraging collective knowledge from academia and practice. This approach ensures our solutions are:
Our Tools: We empower neighborhood communities with powerful tools, including guiding frameworks, problem-solving activities, and innovative planning software.
In most cities, sustainable urban plans to battle the urban heat island effects aim at reducing car usage and emissions.
Our approach at BHL is to create streetscapes for pedestrian safety, comfort, and health that improve neighborhood liveability and the local climate.
We provide communities and planners with steps and tools to investigate street-level obstacles and climate threats that affect vulnerable outdoor users such as children, older adults, workers, and people with cognitive or physical disabilities.
Urban outdoors, especially streets, impact the energy consumption in nearby buildings and pedestrian health.
Our tools assist in developing evidence-based solutions that improve urban ecosystems, energy waste, and public health at the neighborhood level.
Each case helps inform city plans with neighborhood know-how and evidence.