Lower South District

Location Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Organization Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia Planning Commission

As part of Philadelphia's zoning and planning process, the City Department of Public Health and Planning Commission conducted an HIA to better understand the health implications of implementing three elements of the Lower South District Plan. The Lower South District Plan is one of 18 District Plans that make up the Comprehensive Plan, Philadelphia 2035. The HIA examined changes related to a subway extension to Navy Yard, a separated bike path to Navy Yard, and proposed land use changes along Pattison Avenue and Broad Street.

The HIA summary includes key findings, such as this predicted impact related to the subway extension: "The HIA estimated that 5,770 more transit users would cumulatively spend an additional 109,630 minutes walking each day."

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2012, March
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Government Agency