The following are case studies of places integrating health and comprehensive planning in a general way. These are case studies–plans focused on specific topics available elsewhere along with special cases from Minnesota.
Multiple Case Reports
- National Environmental Health Association
This organization of health professionals has a useful web page on land use planning and design including several cases of planning (Igham County, Seattle-King County, Delaware County, and Tri-County Colorado).
- World Health Organization: Europe
This branch of the WHO has produced an early report on Healthy Urban Planning In Practice: Experience of European Cities.
- Healthy Spaces and Places
This Australian group has developed case studies of examples of linking health and planning around Australia.
- Arden Hills, Minnesota: Healthy City Planning Workshop
This Healthy City Planning Workshop was focused on the proposed redevelopment of the TCAAP (Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant) site in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
- King County, Washington: County Comprehensive Plan Update:
Rather than making a single Health Element, King County interspersed public-health objectives throughout their 2004 plan update, particularly in the chapters on “Urban Communities” and “Transportation.”
- Design for Health King County Case Study: Ver. 1.1
(706 KB) May 2007
- The National Environmental Health Association also has an online case–from 2008.
- Fremantle, Western Australia: Physical Activity Strategic Plan 2005-2006
The City of Fremantle’s Physical Activity Plan provides a framework and objectives to help the City plan, develop, implement, and evaluate physical activity programs and services.
- Design for Health Fremantle, Western Australia, Case Study: BCBS_FreCaseStudy_051507.pdf
- Riverside County, California: Livable Communities
Through this Department of Health program, the County of Riverside works with developers, local government officials and residents to encourage changes in the built environment that support a healthier county.
- State of Michigan: Promoting Active Communities
This program provides guidelines and an online assessment tool to Michigan communities to help them integrate active living into their plans, policies, and programs. Communities receive awards for participation and are able to move up the awards ladder as they improve. As of 2006, more than 70 communities had participated and received awards.