Healthy environments toolkit
The 'Creating Healthy Environments Toolkit' was developed in 2009 and updated in 2010, thanks to funding from Scottish Government. It aims to provide a collection of tools that help local authorities to improve our villages, towns and cities for those on foot. It also helps to tackle barriers to active lifestyles within the built environment.
The toolkit is designed to be used by policy and decision makers; by professionals within local authorities including planners, transport planners, roads engineers, access officers, sustainable development and health improvement officers and town centre managers.
Download the Healthy Environments executive summary, or contact us if you wish to discuss uses of the full toolkit.
Download section 2.1 on Health and Physical Activity
A summary of the evidence on the link between physical activity, health and the built environment.
Download section 2.2 on Healthy Environments
The policy position on physical activity, health and the built environment.
Download section 2.3 on Creating Healthy Environments
Approaches to integrating healthy environments into planning, transport and other local authority strategies and programmes.
16 practical measures that help improve the walkability of the public realm, including relevant guides, standards, audits, and assessments. Wherever possible, case studies have been provided to demonstrate the practical use of the tools.