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New Guides Highlight Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations for Healthy, Equitable Communities

Where we live, work and play can directly impact our physical and mental health. The Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities (JCTA) brings together 450,000 professionals who recognize that the built environment — the way a community is designed and built from its buildings and public spaces to how we travel between communities — is a key determinant of health. Working together will create new momentum towards the common objective of creating and sustaining healthy buildings and spaces.

The eight member organizations of the JCTA have published ten conversation guides to highlight successful cross-disciplinary collaborations for healthy, equitable communities. Each guide examines the successes and challenges of one case study and includes conversational questions any design or planning professional can use to kick-start collaboration in their community.


The JCTA includes American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Landscape Architects, National Recreation and Park Association, U.S. Green Building Council, Urban Land Institute.

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