Active Design Guidelines 2.0 mTAP (December, 2020)
Download the mTAP summary here.
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is spearheading a collaborative, multi-sector effort to update the City’s influential Active Design Guidelines. Building upon the latest health research and on-the ground practice, ADG 2.0 will expand beyond the publication’s original emphasis on physical activity, to explore how the built environment can be leveraged to enhance mental health, social cohesion, equity, engagement, and more. The Center for Active Design (CfAD) convened a multi-disciplinary mini Technical Assistance Panel (mTAP) to weigh in on emerging draft content and help advance ADG 2.0’s Building Design Chapter. The invitation-only workshop, facilitated by ULI New York and CfAD, convened a diverse cross-section of practitioners to strengthen ADG 2.0 content. The mTAP garnered feedback from the practitioners on draft content in development, to ensure that draft content for a new Building Design chapter aligns with recognized best practices, and with NYC priorities to advance community engagement and health equity in the built environment.
During the workshop, the panelists were divided into three working groups that provided feedback on how to address the following topics in the revised guidelines:
- Group 1: Resiliency, Sustainability, & Equity
- Group 2: Operations & Occupant Comfort
- Group 3: Building Common Areas
Panelists: Janice Barnes (climate adaptation partners); Marla Chafetz; Eric Deuser (The Durst Organization); David Dobkins (HK Organization); Liat Eisen (Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environmental at the New School); Jonathan Flaherty (Tishman Speyer); Dana Getman (SHoP Architects); David Gross (GF55 Architects); Purnima Kapur (Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture); Neda Levy (Rhodes Associates); Thomas Lucid (Silverstein Properties); Rich Monopoli (Boston Properties); Alexander Saltzman (Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners); Michael Santora (SB+C Architecture D.P.C.); LeAnn Shelton, AIA, Esq. (Rockwell Group); Benjamin Shepherd (Atelier Ten); Rashid Walker (BRP Companies); Susan Wright (Susan Wright AIA).