Intro to the Physical and Built Environment
Create communities that are denser and more connected and livable, incorporating mixed-use neighborhoods, safety, walkability and access to schools and other positive destinations and healthy food options.
Encourage design principles that support healthy roadways and streets.
Ensure the built environment supports access to sources of healthy foods.
Increase formal joint-use agreements between communities and organizations such as schools and faith-based organizations to provide access to physical activity areas.
State, county and local policy makers will create incentives to encourage denser, more walkable communities and multi-use developments.
Create a shared community vision to develop and improve livability and economic vitality.
Visit the Progress Tracker to learn about the Priority Area’s objectives.
The Physical and Built Environment Priority is led by Casey Covington, Deputy Director of Metroplan. His team features members from the following groups:
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Arkansas Municipal League, the City of Bentonville, the City of Centerton, the City of Hot Springs, the City of Little Rock, the City of Texarkana, Crafton Tull, Garver, Northwest Arkansas Planning Commission, Northeast Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, Rock Region Metro, Southeast Arkansas Regional Planning, U.S. Green Building Council, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Central Arkansas, and West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District.
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