Zoning to Improve Health and Promote Equity

Zoning Practice — March 2015

By Elizabeth Whitton, AICP


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This article discusses how communities can use zoning and other development regulations to promote healthy living environments by increasing affordable housing options and improving access to care.


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March 1, 2015
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About the Author

Elizabeth Whitton, AICP
Elizabeth Whitton, AICP is a Transportation Planner at MetroPlan Orlando where she leads the regional transportation planning agency’s transit, health, and strategic planning initiatives. She works with federal, state, and local partners to ensure Central Florida’s transportation system supports healthy, inclusive, and economically vibrant communities. Prior to joining the MetroPlan Orlando team, Elizabeth worked in Washington, DC conducting policy research related to the built environment’s impact on public health. She has a Bachelors degree from the University of Alabama, a Masters degree from Florida State University, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco.