Making Healthy Places Happen

A special session of HPRG

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Karen Leone de Nie
Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development
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Successful and practical approaches in the Atlanta Metro

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This special event of the Healthy Places Research Group will offer real-life, local examples of how to make healthy places. While the Atlanta metro faces challenges to maintain and enhance quality of life and community health, there are beacons of hope and success that offer practical strategies to support healthy lifestyles for all. In a panel discussion we will hear about local government policies and plans to promote wellbeing; development practices to create livable places; and aproaches to retrofit an auto-oriented urban area to support walking, biking and transit.

"Making Healthy Places Happen": This special event of HPRG is intended to give real-life, local examples of how to make healthy places. While the Atlanta metro faces many challenges to maintain and enhance quality of life and community health, there are many beacons of hope and success that offer practical and realizable strategies to support healthy lifestyles for all. In a panel discussion we will hear about local government policies and plans to promote wellbeing; development practices to create livable places; and approaches to retrofit an auto-oriented urban area to support walking, biking and transit.

Confirmed Panelists: Mayor Bill Floyd, City of Decatur, GA; David Green, AIA, LEED-AP, Georgia Tech College of Architecture and Lord, Aeck & Sargent; Mack Reese, partner, Gateway Development Services, Inc.

Moderator: Catherine L. Ross, Ph.D., Executive Director, Georgia Tech's Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

When: Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 - 9am

Where: Georgia Tech's College of Management, 800 West Peachtreet Street, NW, Atlanta, GA (http://mgt.gatech.edu/about_us/map_directions.html).

About Healthy Places Research Group: HPRG is sponsored by Georgia Tech's College of Architecture and Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Group was formed to foster multi-disciplinary discussions and partnerships to create healthy placesÂ…which include neighborhoods, cities and regions that promote good health, support community values, and restore vitality to communities. HPRG sessions are attended by local and state government officials, public health practitioners, planners, engineers, architects, and community advocates. More information about HPRG is available at http://www.cqgrd.gatech.edu/hprg/.

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CQGRD - Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

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Institute and Campus, Architecture, Student and Faculty, Engineering, Research
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Keywords
built environment, health, obesity, urban form
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  • Created On: Apr 29, 2008 - 8:00pm
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