Test and toolbox for a healthy living environment

A climate-adaptive environment is a living environment that is prepared for high water levels and extreme downpours, that can withstand prolonged periods of drought, and that is sufficiently resistant to heat stress.

A climate-adaptive environment has much ground in common with a healthy living environment; a case in point is the presence of greenery in a neighbourhood. Furthermore, the healthy living environment is one of the topics and objects of the Environment Act. The “Test and Toolbox for a healthy living environment” is a practical tool that provides insight into the climate resilience and public health within an area, and suggests specific measures for improvement.

During the Test, a particular location or neighbourhood is analysed on the basis of three key issues: Generic Quality (including climate adaptation), Activity, and Socialising. These issues have each been subdivided into certain criteria, on the basis of which a location is assessed. The Test demonstrates which criteria require additional attention in order to foster an overall healthy living environment. Subsequently, the Toolbox provides a set of spatial solutions and options to be used as guidelines for urban development.

Go to the website with more information on the test and the toolbox.

Toets en Toolbox Gezonde Leefomgeving