APA Speaker Series 2016 - September Session: Public Interest Design for Disadvantaged Communities: How Engagement & Design Lead to Healthy Places
Friday, September 30, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT
West Sacramento, CA, United States
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2016 APA Speaker Series
Vital Signs: On the Pulse of Planning for Healthy and Equitable Communities
Grab your data, put on your Fitbit, warm up your stethoscope, and join our coalition of community planners, designers, and public health professionals to discuss how to keep our communities vital and fit now and into the future!
Planners and public health officials and practitioners have long understood that community design impacts the health of community members. As the importance of environmental health and equity is increasingly recognized, there are new opportunities for planners, public health professionals, government, and community stakeholders to collaborate on advocating for and creating healthier places while advancing the shared goals of livable, inclusive communities; increased mobility and access to resources; economic vitality and opportunity; and reduced pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The SacValley APA 2016 Speaker Series will use all six sessions to examine how planning and public health can integrate resources and actions to diagnosis, treat, prevent, benchmark, and celebrate the success of communities as they strive to improve the health of their residents, as well as that of their infrastructure and economy. Let us help cure what ails you; sign up now!
This session will focus on how to engage disadvantaged communities in the design process for facilities and places that will serve their needs. Two case studies will be examined in South Sacramento and Del Paso Heights. The session will discuss how data was collected directly from the areas residents and how they had the opportunity to influence the design outcomes. In addition, the project designers will discuss some of the unique challenges addressed in each area.