Public health is intimately tied to the shape of a community – its development patterns, transportation networks, and open spaces. In poorer and more disadvantaged communities, the built environment is often ill-designed for fostering public health. Planning for healthier, more active, more inclusive communities is key to ensuring a better future for San Francisco.


  • How will changes in public health affect people’s transportation choices? Conversely, how will transportation and land use decisions affect public health outcomes?
  • What trends are shaping the future of public health?