David J Burney

Professor of Planning and Placemaking

Pratt Institute School of Architecture, New York City

David Burney is Chair of the Center for Active Design. The Center supports public health by increasing opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating through the design of the built environment. The Center was established in 2012 as one of the key initiatives to emerge from New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s Obesity Taskforce

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