Healthy Places: How Does Public Policy Make Them Happen?

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The NCCEH Healthy Built Environment Online Forum Webinar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange through presentations and discussions on a variety of built environment topics. Webinar recordings are posted in the Healthy Built Environment Online Discussion Forum

Healthy Places: How Does Public Policy Make Them Happen? 

Speaker: Celia Lee, Active Neighbourhoods Canada Program Lead, Sustainable Calgary

Adapting the built environment through creating connected streets, green spaces, density, walking infrastructure and attractive destinations can improve health. Healthy places are age-friendly, climate-friendly and economically productive - and they look and feel great!

Sustainable Calgary has been involved in the "co-design" of healthy places with communities in Alberta for 6 years through the Active Neighbourhoods Canada program. In the past two years, they dived into policy at the municipal, provincial and federal levels with partners in Toronto and Montreal.

This webinar will briefly describe the co-design approach and the relationship between the built environment and health (and co-benefits). It will focus on three examples of great policy in Canada, and three changes to the built environment that occurred as a result. The presenter will wrap up with preliminary policy recommendations for Alberta, which can be found in the publication "Healthy Places: Designing for Health in Alberta." What would you add to these policies? Who should the project leads talk to? Your recommendations will be included in an engagement process led by Sustainable Calgary to create tangible change in provincial policy.

Event Date Nov 19, 2019 19:00
Posted by NCCEH Nov 12, 2019
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