Healthy Environments

This guide is intended to help practitioners—engineers, planners, health professionals, economic development officials and others—to improve travel options for residents of small and rural communities. This includes a range of actions that make personal transportation activities more sustainable— encouraging drivers to operate their cars more efficiently, or to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle, take transit or carpool instead.

– Transport Canada

The Metro Vancouver Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Transportation and Land Use Activities: Guidebook provides a structured approach for planners and policy-makers to evaluate the potential health-related outcomes of an activity (i.e., a project, plan, or policy) before it has been built or implemented. The Guidebook also provides links to data sources, local and provincial resources, and examples.

This document has been prepared for use by local governments, the development community, landowners and environmental organizations as a comprehensive guide to maintaining environmental values during the development of urban and rural lands.

It sets out the program priorities of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Environment, and other provincial and federal agencies, promoting ways to retain and create environmental function and resilience as communities grow.

Jun 24 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30pm

Host: Province of BC
Location: online
Contact: cindybertram@shaw.ca
Times: 9:00 am – 10:30 am or 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Presenters:

  • Helene Roberge, Unit Head, Clean Communities, Ministry of Environment
  • Margaret Henigman, Ecosystem Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

This webinar is for:

The Urban Land Institute's Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment outlines evidence-supported opportunities for enhancing health outcomes in real estate developments.

Developers, owners, property managers, designers, investors, and others involved in real estate decision making can use the report’s recommendations and strategies to create places that contribute to healthier people and communities, and to enhance and preserve value by meeting growing desires for health-promoting places.

Jun 11 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Host: BC Urban Land Institute
Location: Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings Street , Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6 Canada
Contact: 604.761.8060
Website: http://britishcolumbia.uli.org/

Hear from an expert panel of three respected community visionaries, as they discuss the emerging trends in building healthy places, and how to use this social innovation to generate value.
What you will gain by attending:

Jun 11 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Host: Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and the Alberni-Clayoquot Health Network
Contact: Shelli Lyle (ACHN) at slyle@acrd.bc.ca or 250-720-2709
Website: http://www.acrd.bc.ca/achn

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