Planning for Healthy Communities
Charlotte, North Carolina
November 13-14, 2012
Planners' decisions have a profound impact on public health, and planning practice offers many tools and techniques that can be used to support public health goals. At this workshop, you'll learn how to integrate public health issues into comprehensive plans, zoning, and Health Impact Assessments, using models and best practices from around the country. Interactive exercises show how to promote greater access to healthy food and physical activity.
NOTE: This agenda is for informational purposes and may change. Registrants will receive the final agenda electronically before the workshop dates.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a co-sponsor of the Planners Training Service workshops.
You'll learn about:
- Promoting public health through planning
- Making food part of the comprehensive plan
- Fitting physical activity into community planning
- Planning for respiratory health and air quality
- Ensuring water quality through comprehensive plans
- Collecting baseline health data and environmental audits
- Using Health Impact Assessments effectively
- Building relationships with public health agencies, developers, community-based organizations, and residents
Certification Maintenance (CM)
AICP members earn CM | 14.0 credits for on-site participation in the full two-day workshop. Partial credit is not available for participation of less than two full days. The workshop will not be available on CD-ROM or streaming media.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided by APA)
1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch (n your own)
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Samina Raja is an associate professor of urban and regional planning and an adjunct associate professor of health behavior at the University at Buffalo–SUNY. Her research, funded by the National Institute of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, focuses on the role of urban planning in building sustainable community food systems and healthy communities. She is the lead author of A Planner's Guide to Community and Regional Food Planning, published by APA's Planning Advisory Service.
Heather Wooten is a senior planner and program director at ChangeLab Solutions. She researches best practices, develops practice tools, and works with communities to connect land use, economic development, and health. Her publications include How to Create and Implement Healthy General Plans as well as Oakland Food System Assessment: Towards a Sustainable Food Plan, published through the Oakland Mayor's Office of Sustainability. Wooten serves on the Oakland Food Policy Council.