- The design of the mixed use development incorporates active design principles into the street and public realm
- Opportunities for daily physical activity are provided within buildings
‘Active design’ is the term given to environmental design that encourages active transport such as walking, cycling and stair climbing.
The design of a mixed use development should incorporate active design where possible to address the current epidemic of obesity and related chronic diseases.
Opportunities to incorporate active design include increasing the visibility of stairs and providing inviting streetscapes and public realm for pedestrians and bicyclists.
These strategies can also help reduce energy use in buildings, reducing the development's running costs and benefiting the environment.