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photo creds: Laurent Saint-Louis

photo creds: Laurent Saint-Louis

Active Design Miami

Active Design Miami is a set of evidence-based design and policy strategies for creating healthier streets, urban spaces, and buildings.

The original Active Design Guidelines were create in New York in 2006 through a broad collaboration that included the NY Dept of Health, AIA NY Chapter and numerous agencies and organizations. In 2015, Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) was funded through the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control to bring Active Design to Miami.

Urban Impact Lab has worked in various capacities on this project. Founding Partner, Marta Viciedo, has served as the Project Manager, guiding all aspects of the development and creation of the Active Design Miami publication, developing strategic partnerships, engaging stakeholders, managing the Active Design team, and ensuring the project is successfully completed.  The UI Lab team has provided project support and facilitated involvement in demonstration-style projects such as PARK(ing) Day Miami.

For 2016-2017, the focus is on having Miami-Dade County and at least 10 municipalities adopt Active Design Miami into their planning, land use and/or building guidelines

View and download the Active Design Miami publication here.

Follow the project at activedesignmiami.org