Webinar: The Health Case for Active Transportation and Smart Growth
Part 1 of 3 in the Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities webinar series offered in partnership by FCM and the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The evidence is clear — when municipalities pursue sustainability, they can achieve environmental, social and economic benefits for their communities. But what are the links between sustainable development and health?
Learn about the health benefits of walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented communities, and find out how strategic alliances with the health sector have helped municipalities reach their sustainability goals. Speakers will:
- discuss healthy, sustainable community indicators
- present the latest Canadian evidence on the health benefits of active transportation
- introduce innovative planning tools to help create more compact, complete and connected neighbourhoods and enhance public health through supportive urban forms
- Dr. Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria
- George McKibbon, Member, Healthy Communities Committee, Canadian Institute of Planners, and Principal, McKibbon Wakefield
- Alex Taranu, Manager, Urban Design, City of Brampton, ON
The views expressed in this webinar series represent the views of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent the views of the project funders.
- The Health Case for Active Transportation and Smart Growth
- New Resources for Planning Healthy Communities
- Healthy and Sustainable: Two Sides of the Same Coin