How to Plan for Healthier Communities

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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You’ll learn about:

  • Practical tools and guides for planning for healthy communities

  • How APA’s Planning and Community Health Center supports local social change 

  • Why cross-sector work is essential to achieving planning and public health goals

Whether transforming a city street from a virtual speedway into a kid-friendly promenade or identifying when and where to park a mobile farmers market, planners must increasingly consider public health in their daily work. This session highlights the Plan4Health project and the cutting-edge tools and strategies it has developed for planning healthy communities.    

Plan4Health—a project of APA’s Planning and Community Health Center—promotes work at the intersection of planning and public health. Representatives from two Plan4Health coalitions will share their success stories. Learn how a community coalition in St. Louis conducted four traffic calming demonstrations that led to permanent infrastructure changes and helped create a traffic calming policy for the City of St. Louis. And hear how the Austin, Tex., Plan4Health Pilot Program worked to assess the local food system and develop a neighborhood-scale plan. Both coalition groups will provide tools and tips other communities interested in embarking on similar healthy community efforts.  




Edwin Marty , Austin , TX (see bio)
John Tankard , City of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma City , OK (see bio)
Grace Kyung , St Louis , MO
Anna Ricklin , AICP , Washington , DC