Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
The Green Visions Webinar is sponsored by the College of Environmental Design and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley.
Our presenters — Jennifer Wolch and Michael Jerrett from UC Berkeley and Robert Garcia from The City Project — will introduce exciting new research linking parks and recreation to physical activity and reduced obesity.
First, we will explore how parks are unequally distributed throughout Southern California and how many areas lack park access. Next, we’ll look at the important role recreational programming can play in preventing childhood obesity. We’ll also examine how some communities lack the resources necessary to supply quality parks and recreation, and we’ll discuss some possible solutions that will help you promote active living in your community.
Finally, we’ll introduce a new website designed to give you and your constituents access to all the parks and recreation available in your neighborhood — and how to travel to the parks using routes of low traffic and pollution.
Parks and Recreation Programs Help to Reduce Childhood Obesity
Funding Disparities for Local Parks and Recreation Resources in the Los Angeles Region
Recreational Resources Promote Active Living
Disparities in Park Space by Race and Income
Webinar: research linking parks and recreation to physical activity and reduced obesity