Welcome to HealthScape
HealthScape is King County's effort to promote public health by improving how communities are built. We are continuing to build on the work begun with the LUTAQH (Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality and Health) study, and our focus remains the same.
Land use patterns and transportation investments can play key roles in making communities healthier. Well-planned neighborhoods have features like connected street networks, nearby shopping, walking paths, and transit service. These amenities reduce dependency on cars, increase opportunities to be physically active, and improve air quality. As a next step, the county plans to develop tools that will help communities set priorities to promote individual health and reduce global warming.