Planning for People: How to More Effectively Talk about Planning and Health

APA Minnesota Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

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It can often be difficult to pivot planning conversations from a focus on the built environment towards a conversation that also considers social impacts, equity, and health. Learn about the “Planning for People” initiative and walk away with skills to more effectively talk about health. Planners will:

1. Gain a better understanding of the strong connection between the social determinants of health and community planning

2. Walk away with resources to better communicate that connection

3. Learn about differences in effective messaging by geography, demographics, and seniority


Ellen Pillsbury, AICP


Dan Edgerton

Dan Edgerton is, a Senior Associate with Zan Associates and the consultant team project manager for the Planning for People project. Dan is a community planner and has nearly 10 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Dan has expertise in complete streets and multimodal planning, stakeholder ... Read More

Eric Weiss, AICP

Eric Weiss, AICP, is a senior long-range planner for the City of Shakopee and serves as the Vice President of the Minnesota Chapter of APA. Eric believes that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, vibrant community in which they feel safe and welcomed, and where their daily needs can ... Read More

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