Land Use

Strategic Regional Issue #31 – Public Health

Strategic Regional Issue #31 – Public Health

The impacts of the built environment and mobility options on public health have implications for where and how we choose to live, work and play, and are not always considered when communities make land use decisions.

Objective

31.EE.  Local governments should consider public health in the land use and development decision making process.

Policy Recommendations

31.EE.1.  OKI will convene local planning agencies and public health organizations to identify strategies for considering public health in the land use and development decision-making process.

31.EE.2.  OKI will develop model guidelines and technical assistance for communities to enable considering the impacts of the built environment and mobility options on public health in local planning processes. Impacts of the built environment and mobility options on public health can include potential health hazards, access to healthcare, healthy foods, and spaces for physical activity.