NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Popular sound bites announce that "our zip code matters more than our genetic code" or "workplace stress is the new secondhand smoke," but what does that mean for planners? Collaboration is key – hear from partners from other design professions and health who work alongside planners in creating healthy communities.
APA conducts applied, policy-relevant research to identify, evaluate, develop, and disseminate best practices that address key issues for the planning profession. Join members of its Research Agenda Task Force to discuss what APA's research priorities should be.
There's no debating that the built environment directly impacts community health. But how can we better understand exactly how planning affects health in order to build healthier communities? This session introduces APA’s Healthy Planning Metrics, a new tool to integrate health objectives into everyday planning practice.
Whether transforming a city street from a virtual speedway into a kid-friendly promenade or identifying when and where to park a mobile farmers market, planners must increasingly consider public health in their daily work. This session highlights the Plan4Health project and the cutting-edge tools and strategies it has developed for planning healthy communities.
Hear from colleagues about their work in "non-traditional" sectors, including public health, advocacy, and other specialties. In this part presentation, part networking roundtable session, each speaker will describe how they use their planning skills in their job, followed by structured table discussions with participants.