Exploring the County Home Complex: 2016 People’s Choice Award for Great Place for Healthy Living
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
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This session is designed to share the vital role planning continues to play in the development of the County Home Complex: 2016 APA-NC People's Choice Award for Great Place for Healthy Living. Participants will experience a walk through the Complex which includes: Alice F. Keene Park with Community Schools and Recreation Center, the Senior Center, the Making Pitt Fit Community Garden, two elementary schools, the Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum, the LeRoy James Farmers’ Market, the Animal Shelter and the Recycling Center. Discussion will center on planning techniques/tools including master plans, needs assessments, mapping, citizen engagement, extensions to city plans, policies, and collaboration that have been utilized to achieve maximum impact. Strong collaborative partnerships between Community Schools and Recreation, Planning, Public Health, Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation, Cooperative Extension, Pitt Partners for Health, Vidant Medical Center and community agencies and organizations, have been central to the development of the Complex.
Encompassing collaborative resources for physical activity, nutrition, education, county heritage, pet adoption and recycling; the Complex is a major point of destination for citizens across the life span. All partners continue to work for environmental change and connectivity that will enable citizens to walk and bike to all of the amenities within the Complex.
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