Walkability and health are hot tickets in housing. Public health officials are increasingly partnering with professionals in planning, transportation, real estate, development, and others to advocate for “healthy” community designs. All increasingly agree that improving walkability, bicycle-, and transit-friendliness can provide triple bottom line benefits: enhanced economic vibrancy, greater environmental sustainability and improved public health. And the quality of life benefits lead to more desirable neighborhoods for residents of all ages, abilities, and incomes. This engaging and thought-provoking presentation will challenge you to think about how you can influence healthy design in your own work and life.
Presenter: Mark Fenton, National Public Health, Planning and Transportation Consultant