Built and social environments

Built and social environments

There is an increasing body of evidence linking health outcomes with the built environment—defined broadly as the elements of urban design as well as access to services and amenities. Very few studies address the older adult's experience with respect to built environments and health.

We view community interaction and collaboration as a key focus to our research programs. Community collaborators are therefore active partners in developing research questions, influencing study design (to ensure relevance) and as end users to enhance uptake of our study findings.