APA Florida, Gold Coast Section

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Friday, February 20, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST

Miami, FL,

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Overview

The AIA Miami Chapter in partnership with the Consortium for a Healthy Miami-Dade, The Gold Coast Section of American Planning Association, the Miami Center for Architecture & Design and the Southeast Florida District Council Urban Land Institute is excited to present the second annual event on health implications of built environment design. This year's conference will serve as the kickoff for implementation of Active Design Guidelines (ADG) in Miami as well as the Fit Nation Exhibit. Conference participants will learn how the strategies included in the ADGs are being implemented in New York City and beyond. ADGs were created in NYC to promote physical activity; increase access to healthy foods; reduce chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory diseases and some cancers; and improve health and social disparities through design. Architects, planners, designers, public health professionals, academics, city managers, elected officials, community leaders and residents are encouraged to attend and discuss how ADG policies, infrastructure and building codes are beneficial to community health, wealth, and overall quality-of-life.