MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER CENTER FOR ACTIVE DESIGN TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH IN BUILDINGS AND PUBLIC SPACES THROUGH BUILDING CODE AND DESIGN STANDARD CHANGES

    MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER CENTER FOR ACTIVE DESIGN TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH IN BUILDINGS AND PUBLIC SPACES THROUGH BUILDING CODE AND DESIGN STANDARD CHANGES

    New York, NY – July 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs, Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas A. Farley today announced a series of first-in-the-nation anti-obesity initiatives that will promote physical activity through the design of buildings and public spaces. These include the creation of the Center for Active Design, a non-profit organization that promotes changes to the built environment to fight obesity and related chronic diseases and an Executive Order requiring all City agencies to use active design strategies when performing all new construction and major renovation

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