Inside this "Metrics for Planning Healthy Communities" report is a set of Healthy Planning Metrics that can be used to assess, measure, monitor, and report progress toward healthy planning goals.
Key built environment indicators and policies are identified for five healthy communities domains to promote health and measure health inequities.
About the Authors
Anna Ricklin, AICP
Sagar Shah, PhD, AICP
Sagar Shah is a Manager of Planning and Community Health Center at the American Planning Association. In this role, he currently leads applied research projects connecting urban planning and public health at the APA. Sagar’s research interest includes investigating the role planners can play in creating healthy communities with emphasis on health equity. In his academic and professional career, he has worked on multiple applied research, community-based research, and basic research projects. In addition to research, he has a passion for data analysis and teaching. Sagar holds a PhD in Regional Development Planning from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree in Planning from the University of Southern California.