Building Health

with design

Architecture & Urban Planning for Public Health

neighborhood concepts for healthy cities

in three steps!

Neighborhood-level Research

Climate & Health Data Viewers

Decision-making Workshops

Planning for Urban Health

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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.

BHL principles at work 

At Building Health Lab, we generate knowledge to help city makers create bankable projects that improve the local climate, energy consumption, and public health.

○ Climate friendly & biodiverse landscapes help cure chronic diseases

○ Community care closer to people improve patient outcomes