APA Speaker Series 2016 - October Session: Building Healthy Communities: Success Stories

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section


Friday, October 21, 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!

October Session:

This session will close the 2016 Speaker Series on Planning for Healthy and Equitable Communities by showcasing examples of projects and plans in which community health was a central focus and integrated throughout in a holistic manner, taking into account the tools, metrics, and outcomes-based approaches to community health presented earlier in the 2016 Series sessions. The case studies will cover community, neighborhood, and project scale examples, including individual buildings and their surroundings, healthy neighborhood design, healthy urban corridors, and healthy urban ecosystems. Participants will learn how they can employ the techniques and approaches presented in these case studies in their professions, communities, and projects/plans. 

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Dan Woo

Confirmed Speaker

Dan Woo, MPH, MS, LEED AP Office of Health Equity California Department of Public Health Dan joins CDPH’s Climate and Health Team with a decade of experience in the planning and design fields, with focus on sustainability in the built environment. Dan's interests center on determining how our ... Read More

Jeff Goldman

Confirmed Speaker

Practice Leader for economics + planning for AECOM's U.S. west region. Directs a wide-range of planning work at AECOM, with an increasing focus on sustainability, climate mitigation, adaptation, and community resilience. Over the past ten years at AECOM, Jeff has directed work on: - climate action / preparedness plans and related ... Read More