Walkability Patterns in Metro Vancouver Webinar

Date(s) - February 12, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Healthy Built Alliance for the second in a series of several online learning sessions intended to highlight recent healthy built environment research, information, tools & resources that can help inform planning processes and decisions.

Learn about walkability patterns in Metro Vancouver.
Hear about why this is an important issue for the province and local governments.
Explore how the information can be applied in planning processes.

The webinar will present a unique and powerful dataset demonstrating variations in built environment features that support walking across the Lower Mainland, and will highlight how the 2005 and 2011 Walkability Surface was developed and present examples of its application.

Questions like the following will be explored: Where are the most walkable neighbourhoods and where is there room for improvement? What are implications for vulnerable populations? How is walkability related to chronic disease prevention and sustainable environments?

PRESENTERS: Dr. Lawrence Frank, Director, Health & Community Design Lab, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC Public Health Sector Representative (TBD) and a Planning Sector Representative (TBD).

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Individuals involved in influencing and making planning and community design decisions including: public health and environmental health sector policy-makers, professionals, students & researchers, architects, planners, design professionals, engineers, real estate developers, and local government decision-makers.

The Provincial Health Services Authority will be facilitating this webinar on behalf of BC’s Healthy Built Environment Alliance, a voluntary network of organizations from a wide variety of sectors across BC that provides leadership and action for healthier, more livable communities.



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