Healthy Community Design Workshop

Healthy Community Design Workshop—Draper Center at the Northwest Community College 
The design of a community can contribute to your health. This workshop targeted individuals concerned with creating and maintaining a healthy built community where walking, biking, opportunities for physical activity and public transportation are as equally accessible as driving a car. Recommended for professionals and advocates in public health and health care, public works and engineering, planning, architecture and landscape architecture, transit, parks and recreation, housing and community organizations. The session included:
• Principles and practices of healthy design
• Winsted Walking Audit to experience typical challenges and opportunities on foot
• Small group work followed by discussion on proposed opportunities for action under the three Ps: Programs (e.g. education and encouragement), Physical projects (infrastructure), Policy change (e.g. zoning regulations, design guidelines, parking and transit policies, etc.)


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