Health-measurement tool guides redesign of Denver neighborhood

A health-impact assessment tool was used by the Denver Housing authority in one of its largest neighborhoods. Residents were asked how their quality of life could be improved, and those answers helped shape how the buildings and surroundings could be redeveloped. "[E]cologically advanced construction materials and practices" and geothermal and solar power were incorporated. Such assessments are "ideally suited to guide transit-oriented developments, infrastructure improvements and urban redevelopment in low-income neighborhoods," writes Joe Gose.

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