Planning for Healthy Communities

APA Arizona Chapter


Friday, November 6, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. MST

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Take-Away: This session will introduce





participants to resources, best practices, and


examples of planning for healthy communities.




Description: Planners today face a myriad of challenges. These





include accommodating the needs of aging and diversifying


communities and guiding development in a way that promotes


sustainability, inclusiveness, health, and fiscal responsibility.


Planning for healthy communities is strategy to meet these


challenges. This session will cover the role of a statewide


partnership, emerging research on impacts and best practices,


and local examples of planning for healthy communities.




Moderator: Deirdre Pfeiffer, Assistant Professor, School of






Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State



Presenters: Serena Unrein, Director, Arizona Partnership for






Healthy Communities; Beth Carey, Chief Operating Officer,


Primavera Foundation; Nancy Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, El


Rio Community Health Center



Deirdre Pfeiffer, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Deirdre Pfeiffer, AICP, is an Associate Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. Her expertise includes housing strategies to meet the needs of America’s aging and diversifying population, the outcomes of the recent U.S. Great Recession and foreclosure crisis, public participation ... Read More