Active Design Miami

Active Design is a set of policy and design strategies for creating healthier streets, open spaces, and buildings.

Active Design Miami was inspired by New York’s Active Design Guidelines, developed almost 10 years ago through a broad collaboration between the NY Department of Health, the AIA NY Chapter and numerous departments, agencies, and organizations. The Center for Active Design was created to further the work begun with the creation of the Active Design Guidelines and has been a key partner for the development and implementation of Active Design Miami. 

In 2015, The Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) begun the work of developing Active Design Miami as part of a contract with the Florida Department of Health, funded through the Centers for Disease Control. 

In September 2016, MCAD, in collaboration with numerous community, institutional, and civic partners, completed the first edition of Active Design Miami. A total of sixty-nine (69) strategies cover four  focus areas: Parks & Open Spaces, Development Patterns, Transportation & Mobility, and Buildings.

Access and download Active Design Miami here

Download Active Design Miami checklist of strategies (strategies only, for municipal and/or planning use)

The Miami Center for Architecture & Design is currently working with Miami-Dade County and several municipalities to facilitate the adoption and implementation of Active Design Miami. 

Contact Cheryl Jacobs (cheryl@miamicad.org or 305-448-7488) for more information or to get involved.