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Integrating Active Transportation and Heath into Municipal and Regional Transportation Planning: Defining the Metrics and Identifying Best Practices

(a Walk 21 shoulder event)

6 October 2011
Creekside Community Centre
Vancouver, BC

What are the health benefits of active transportation? How can municipal and regional planning and health agencies quantify and monetize these benefits? Co-hosted by the Health & Community Design Lab at the University of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, and TransLink— this daylong event featured panel presentations and discussions from international, national, regional and local experts, as well as interactive group exercises and speed learning activities to provide information on how to integrate health into the transportation planning process.

Coordinated by the Health & Community Design Lab. Sponsored by the Health & Community Design Lab, the City of Vancouver, and TransLink.

Housing + Transportation + Health: Connecting Ideas and Practice for Healthier Communities

31 March 2011
Compass Point Inn
Surrey BC

The number of ‘affordable’ neighbourhoods and communities drops dramatically in most regions when the definition of affordability shifts from a focus on housing costs alone to one that includes housing and transportation costs. What does this mean in the Lower Mainland? What are the implications for energy, equity, and health? What can we collectively do about it?

Hosted by the Health & Community Design Collaborative. Support for the event was provided by Fraser Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Streetcars: The Missing Link?

29 September 2010
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
Vancouver BC

The Streetcars: The Missing Link? symposium brought together over 150 professionals, academics, advocacy groups, and politicians to learn about and discuss the potential role of streetcar networks in shaping Vancouver and other Metro Vancouver communities through mobility, accessibility, and system efficiency. Presentation topics ranged from historical context discussions, to the links between urban design and modal integration, to specific case studies in Vancouver and abroad.

The event was hosted by Dr. Lawrence Frank, Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Transportation at the University of British Columbia. Support for the event was provided by Bombardier Transport and Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

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Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
Tel: 604-822-2772
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Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
Tel: 604-822-3276

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