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University of Minnesota Metropolitan Design Center: Design For Health

The Metropolitan Design Center brings together many fields of design and research to advance creative design strategies for achieving sustainable development of cities and regions in the State of Minnesota, including support for the development of comprehensive plan updates among municipalities in and around the Twin Cities.

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  • Reviewed and provided feedback on case studies and information sheets developed by the Metropolitan Design Center with funding from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. These were disseminated on the Design For Health website.
  • Supported the development of comprehensive plan updates among municipalities in and around the Twin Cities.

Funding Partner: Metropolitan Design Center, University of Minnesota

Engagement: 2007

Services Provided:

  • Consultation and technical assistance
  • Resource and toolkit review
  • Public health content expertise

“We were delighted to have an opportunity to collaborate with Active Living By Design. Their knowledge of how urban planning and design impact public health helped us develop innovative resources to support municipalities in the development high-quality comprehensive plans.”
Ann Forsyth, Director
Design for Health and Professor of Urban Planning
Harvard Graduate School of Design