Trainings & Technical Assistance
Strategies to implement Active Design Guidelines into Local Jurisdiction Projects
Webinar- May 16, 2013
The physical surroundings where people live, work, learn, and play can impact our decisions to be active. The Active Design Guidelines were created through a collaboration of NYC agencies, researchers, planners, and architects to show how changes to the built environment can increase physical activity. Active Design is crucial in tackling obesity and obesity related diseases by promoting physical activity and health eating within offices and public facilities.
Hosted by DASH-NY this webinar is geared toward representatives from local and state government agencies, professional planners and architects, community-based organizations, and others interested in learning about effective strategies to promote the integration of Active Design Guidelines into public sector projects through RFPs, contracts, and professional standards. Karen Lee, MD,MHSc of The New York Department of Mental Health and Hygiene will discuss the importance of developing intersectoral partnerships within and outside of government and provide examples of NYC laws, that were recently passed, supporting Active Design. Additional speakers include Joanna Frank of the New York City Department of Design and Construction and Richard Eiden of the New York City School Construction Authority.
If you missed the Active Design Guidelines webinar or for another opportunity to view, go to https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/128297918
May 16, 2013
April 18, 2012
Learn about the principles of active transportation, specifically how the built environment can encourage or discourage active modes of transportation like walking and biking. Other topics covered include how to conduct outreach around active transportation projects, how transportation systems can be enhanced, and land use design strategies. The webinar finally provides "lighter, quicker, cheaper" strategies to get active transportation projects of the ground with minimal resources.