Planning and Community Health Center

Healthy Communities Webinar

Planning and Implementing the Active Community

February 25, 2011

Obesity and associated chronic disease are not only the result of interactions between genetic and behavioral factors, but also the result of the built and natural environments. From our buildings, parks and recreation areas, to our transportation infrastructure and location of community facilities and services, our built environment impacts the physical activity behaviors of children, adolescents and adults.

This advanced webinar focused on the following four organization's distinct efforts to prioritize active transportation above other modes of travel, improve opportunities for pedestrian and bicycling activities, and support active living:


Kimberley Hodgson, AICP, manager of APA's Planning and Community Health Research Center

Speakers & Presentations

Leslie A. Meehan, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization: "Incorporating Health in Regional Transportation Planning"


James Dills, Health Impact Assessment Coordinator, Nashville Metro Health Department: "Planning and Implementing the Active Community"


Carol Maclennan, Environmental Health Policy Coordinator, Tri- County Health Department: "Planning and Implementing the Active Community"


Parry W. Burnap, Executive Director, Denver Bike Sharing: "Denver Bike Sharing 501(c)(3)"