During the COVID-19 lockdown, China and Italy saw a dramatic drop in air pollution. The Globe and Mail asked our director, Lawrence Frank, about the potential impact of these changes on chronic diseases. Read what he answered in this interview. More
Featured image: Summer Reid/Gleaner News The numbers are in, and it appears as though the controversial installation of bicycle lanes along Bloor Street in Toronto in 2015 has been a success, both for riders and businesses along the well-travelled corridor. The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) reports that economic activity along the section of Bloor […] More
We are British Columbia’s preeminent research lab specializing in the interaction between land use, travel behaviour, air quality, and health. Originally founded in 2003 as the Active Transportation Collaboratory, we have been involved with some of the leading research on active transportation and the benefits it provides for our health, environment, and communities.
The Health & Community Design Lab is part of UBC's School of Population and Public Health.
Our mission is to assess and to convey how community design, including the location and form of transportation investments and land development actions, impacts: travel, time use, and activity patterns; air quality; climate change; energy consumption; and public health.