April 11, 2017 4:29 PMCategory: Health Equity

GREEN STREETS: A Health Impact Assessment of the Lawrence Green Streets Program

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This post was originally posted here. In recognition of National Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017) and in the spirit of APA’s Plan4Health Project, the APA-MA Chapter and SCD Division of APA just released a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment on the Benefits of Streets Trees in the built environment. The physical environment in which we […]

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August 3, 2016 1:40 PMCategory: Health Equity

Why did a public health guy go to a green charrette?

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This post was originally featured on the Build Healthy Places Network blog – see it here. July 14, 2016 | Daniel Lau, Manager of Strategic Engagement As a public health guy working towards health equity, my career has been a continuous journey of peeling back layers to identify the root causes of disparate health outcomes. […]

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September 24, 2015 6:46 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Planning and Community Health: Making the Case for Healthy Communities

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This entry is re-posted from the APA Sustaining Places Blog. To read more from APA, click here. Where we live greatly influences our quality of life and our health. We know that planners have the opportunity to impact walkability, access to services, transportation options — and more — to create vibrant, healthy communities. But how do […]

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September 15, 2015 6:59 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Sharing the Health Benefits of Green Infrastructure

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Last week, the American Planning Association hosted a webinar as part of the Planning and Community Health Center’s series focused on built environment interventions that promote community health. APA brought together leading practitioners to discuss the different ways communities can incorporate health considerations into green infrastructure plans and projects. You can watch the Health Benefits of Green Infrastructure webinar […]

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