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Healthy placemaking in China - How State of Place can help boost the triple bottom line+

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The relationship between the built environment and the triple bottom line+ in the U.S and China - and how State of Place can help facilitate healthy placemaking internationally.

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Healthy placemaking in China - How State of Place can help boost the triple bottom line+

  1. 1. Walking towardHealthy Communities in AsiaWalkability  and  the  Triple  Bo3om  Line+  in  the  US  &  China Mariela Alfonzo, Ph.D.Founder, State of Place™President, Urban ImprintAssistant Research Professor, NYU-Polywww.urbanimprint.com/state-of-place
  2. 2. WHY HEALTHY COMMUNITIES?
  3. 3. Quality of Life (Mental Health)
  4. 4. PhysicalHealthObesity rates in the U.S.
  5. 5. Planetary Health
  6. 6. CorrelatedEconomicPerformance+ $9 sf office rents+ $7 sf retail rents+80% retail revenues+ $300/unit res. rent+81 sf for-sale res. valueFrom Brookings Institutionreport, “Walk this Way;”Based on State of Place™Fiscal Health
  7. 7. $TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE+:HEALTH, BROADLY DEFINED…
  8. 8. WALKABILITY & REAL ESTATE?
  9. 9. INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIORS DO MATTER
  10. 10. BUT SO DOES THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  11. 11. SO WHAT DO WE KNOW?
  12. 12. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%DensityFormProximityConnectivityParks & Public SpacePedestrian AmenitiesSafety from CrimeTraffic SafetyAestheticsPhysical Activity FacilitiesROI State of Place™
  13. 13. STATE OF PLACE ISA PLACE RATING &POLICY MAKERS WALKABILITYINTERVENTIONSMAXIMIZNG THE BANG FOR THE BUCKDEMYSTFYINGON THE “TOUCH, SEE & FEEL” OFHEALTHY PLACEMAKINGUSING ON-THE-GROUND DATAHELPIDENTIFYBOOSTECONOMICDEVELOPMENTQUALITY OF LIFEINVESTMENTSPOLICIESPLANNERSREAL ESTATEPROFESSIONALSHEALTHYPLACEMAKING… DIAGNOSTIC TOOL TOWALKABILITYTHE PROCESS OF
  14. 14. Density
  15. 15. Form
  16. 16. Connectivity
  17. 17. Proximity
  18. 18. Parks & Public Space
  19. 19. Pedestrian Infrastructure & Amenities
  20. 20. Personal Safety
  21. 21. Traffic Safety
  22. 22. Aesthetics
  23. 23. Physical Activity Facilities
  24. 24. WALKABILITY & CHINA?
  25. 25. PEOPLE ARE IN1 OUT OF 5OVERWEIGHTorOBESECHINA80%of deaths intied toCHINAOBESITY &CHRONIC DISEASE$18.3BINCOME LOSSofHEARTDISEASE,STROKE &DIABETESIN CHINAdue toIN 2005 ALONE
  26. 26. 2004 2010EMISSIONS per capitaCHINA’SEMISSION RATE1/3TOPof emittersRESPONSIBLE FOR394,000 DEATHSACCOUNTED FOR2.9% SHARE OF GDP
  27. 27. U.S.In last decadeCHINAhas added2/3 ofpopulationwill haveChinese cities221over1 million pplBy2025 CHINA NEEDS170 new mass-transit5B new sq.m. of roads40B new sq.m. of floor space
  28. 28. INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIORS MATTER HERE TOO…
  29. 29. BUT SO DOES THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  30. 30. 1986 2009SHAREOFTRIPSBYBIKEhousing construction18BSQ M 2000 –= 1M20101982 = 3,4281990 – 2004BUILT OUT AREA DENSITYCommunities162%67%80%2007GATED
  31. 31. NYU-POLY FULBRIGHT2SITESSHANGHAIHANGZHOUPlanning to add more inSouthern & Northern China2 DATASETSIMI-C/State ofPlace™ CHINAHEALTH SURVEY2GOALS“ADVANCED”PEOPLE WATCHING5MONTHSBEST PRACTICESFIVE CITIES20+ INTERVIEWSSept. 2013 – March 2014; willbe based in ShanghaiSTATE OF PLACE™Expansion into Asian market, Fall 2013
  32. 32. Thanks!www.urbanimprint.com/state-of-placeMariela@stateofplace.org

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