Reena Agarwal, NYC Departments of Design + Construction and Health & Mental Hygiene | Branden Born, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington | Mark Plotz, Senior Associate, Project for Public Spaces | Kate Rube, NYC Active Design Program
Are you interested in making your community a ‘Fit City’ by transforming the design of your neighborhoods, streets, and buildings to encourage people to be physically active and healthy? Designing our communities to encourage greater physical activity and healthier eating and drinking can help counteract the most pressing health, environmental, and economic challenges of our time, from the epidemics of obesity and chronic diseases like diabetes, to oil consumption and pollution from vehicle use, to spending on healthcare.
This webinar will feature some of the top ways in which cities and towns can promote Active Design, which encourages walking, bicycling, stair climbing, active recreation and improved access to healthy foods and beverages. Speakers from Washington, DC, King County, Washington, and New York City will discuss some of the most important Active Design changes to consider in your community’s building and design codes, transportation and planning policies, and contract processes, as well as successes and lessons learned in
creating healthier communities.
For more information about Active Design, see the Active Design Guidelines (www.nyc.gov/adg)
Part of a webinar series on how to encourage active and healthy design. Past webinars include:
JUNE 2011: Creating Healthy Communities Through Design
SEPTEMBER 2011: The Benefits of Active Design for Business & Real Estate Development
Webinar recordings and presentations available
For details on upcoming webinars or other information,
please contact Kate Rube: firstname.lastname@example.org
Session eligible for 1 CE / CM Unit through co-sponsorship with AIANY and the APA Metro Chapter.