Growing Greenways: The Path to Health Communities (Planners for Health Greenway Panel Discussion)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT
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Interdisciplinary panel presentation of greenway development in the conference host city with special emphasis on encouraging healthy lifestyles through passive recreation. Additionla information regarding the APA/APA-NC Plan4Health Initiative will also be provided.
Session attendees will hear how to engage and sustain public support for greenway planning and implementation by helping citizens recognize the connections between healthy lifestyles, environmental integrity, and vibrant economies. Attendees will learn how population and community attributes can provide the context for planning efforts and assist planners in making connections with professionals in other fields to make planning strategies far more meaningful. Techniques for encouraging equitable implementation strategies that recognize the needs of elderly and minority members of the community will also be discussed. Case study analysis will be presented by staff from the City of Greenville and Pitt County. Various funding strategies will be explored. Information about the Plan4Health Initiative will be provided with context for goals and objectives that can be accomplished in local and regional greenway planning.
Benjamin Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org