Background: Public health has called for more research to integrate ‘third places’ in studies on built environment, neighbourhoods, and health. Third places are locations aside from homes or workplaces that facilitate social interaction and support. They may be public facilities/institutions (e.g. sports facilities, parks, religious centres) or businesses (e.g. restaurants, cultural centres).
Firth CL, Thierry B, Shareck M, Fuller D, Winters M, Kestens Y. ‘Third places’ and their role for population health: A study in Montreal, Canada. Poster presented to: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; October 2020; virtual meeting.