In partnership with cities and citizens, INTERACT is harnessing big data to deliver timely public health intelligence on the influence of real world urban form interventions on population health—generating local evidence and action to advance the design of smart, sustainable, and healthier cities for all.
Below are some of the questions currently driving our research program.
Are changes in exposure to active transportation infrastructure associated with more physical activity, transport-related and overall?
How are constructs of social participation and well-being conceptualized? Viewpoints of citizens, stakeholders, and researchers.
What are participants’ experience of place as it pertains to physical activity, social participation, and well-being?
Are urban form changes related to changes in social participation?
How does the nature of one’s social network relate to daily mobility, and usage of urban form interventions?
How can changes in urban form be measured over time?
How do individuals experience urban environments, and how does this relate to well-being?
How do active transportation trips relate to feelings of well-being?
What are stakeholders’ perceptions of factors that influence the success or failure of urban form interventions, and how does this vary across interventions and cities?