Inspired by New York City's Active Design Guidelines and the annual Fit City conference, FitNation shows ways that changes in the built environment can contribute to healthier lifestyles. Architecture is now part of the national discussion on the obesity and chronic disease epidemic in the United States. Through active design, practical changes to cities, towns and neighborhoods can encourage physical activity as a part of everyday life, establish healthier routines and promote exemplary design.
FitNation highlights strategies that make the built environment more conducive to healthier lifestyles. Locating stairs for visibility or designing inviting streetscapes for pedestrians are examples of ways that architecture can provide opportunities to burn calories while creating quality spaces and engaging environments. FitNation presents projects, both local and national, that exemplify architectural means, policy-driven and grassroots action, conceptual frameworks, and simple improvements which contribute to a healthier lifestyle for individuals and communities.
On view through Feb. 28.