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Walkability & 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 and implement “healthy” community designs. All 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 leads 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 we can all influence healthy design in our own work and life, and the many benefits to ourselves, our families, and our communities.

*This course is pending approval from the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 1 hour of Minnesota Real Estate Continuing Education.

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Mark Fenton is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the "America's Walking" series on PBS television.