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Designing Healthy Corridors

Added On 2012-08-14 23:14:11    Created By Confair Design

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Areas of Focus

  • policy changes related to childhood obesity
  • measuring/collecting information on energy balance

Quick Pitch

Transforming city streetscapes to increase children’s activity levels and healthy food consumption, a plan of incremental change


Designing Healthy Corridors is a plan to transform popular city streets and avenues to boost children’s activity levels and consumption of healthy food as a way to fight the obesity epidemic in America. The plan is a series of incremental changes that could makeover the places families walk in their everyday lives. We propose 6 steps from program design through evaluation that is intended to alter the existing street infrastructure in cities, including sidewalks, roadways, and public spaces to promote increased physical activity and consumption of healthier foods. Our plan includes adding activities on and along sidewalks, and increasing the availability of healthy, fresh, ready-to-eat foods through incentives for vendors.

Technical Proposal

Personal Statement

We are Amy R. Confair, MPH, a public health professional working at Drexel University School of Public Health, and Ed Confair, MLA, a landscape designer working at a landscape architecture and urban design firm. Amy received her Master of Public Health and Community-Based Public Health Certificate from Johns Hopkins, and Ed received his Master Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. We live in downtown Philadelphia, PA, which inspires many of our ideas for improvements that could impact the health and wellness of urban residents. We are passionate about advancing the link between public health and urban design, and we welcome suggestions regarding venues like this competition to submit our ideas and find new opportunities. To contact us, please email We are grateful to participate in this competition and look forward to future endeavors.



  • vita maggioAugust 23, 2012 at 5:49pm

    Great idea....let me know the outcome... Sure hope you win !!!! Best of Luck, Vita

  • Dan RossSeptember 08, 2012 at 2:35pm

    Awesome work! You guys should win hands down!

  • Jessica CastileSeptember 10, 2012 at 8:59am

    What a great idea!

  • nicole tedescoSeptember 13, 2012 at 7:40am

    Thumbs up!

  • Ellie LippmannSeptember 24, 2012 at 6:23am

    Great submission. The visuals are gorgeous!

  • Amber SummersSeptember 25, 2012 at 11:54am

    great stuff!!

  • Kelly BirminghamSeptember 27, 2012 at 6:15am

    Love it! Our public spaces are definitely underutilized.

  • Lauren HooperSeptember 30, 2012 at 8:31pm

    Go guys!! This is awesome~

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