Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)
This page includes resources to conferences, webinar and other resources that can help users learn about the intersection of transportation and health.
FHWA Webinar on Transportation and Health
On October 23 2012, FHWA hosted a webinar on transportation and health. The webinar's speakers included representatives from FHWA, the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Puget Sound Regional Council, the San Diego Association of Governments, and Sacramento Area Council of Governments.
The speakers addressed research underway and highlighted case studies and best practices for taking a holistic approach to health in the transportation planning process.
American Planning Association's (APA) Healthy Communities Webinar Series:
APA sponsored two webinars focused on case studies that highlighted how planners can help support building and sustaining healthy communities. http://www.planning.org/nationalcenters/health/education/webinars/foodaccess.htm and http://www.planning.org/nationalcenters/health/education/webinars/activecommunity.htm
American Public Health Association (APHA) Transportation, Health and Equity Webinar Series: Each year, APHA offer a free webinar series on health and active transportation. This page features recording of these webinars.
12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference: The theme of the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, held from February 7-9, 2013, is "building safe, healthy and livable communities." The conference is focused on helping attendee identify practical strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to more sustainable development.
Designing Healthier Communities (DHC): DHC is four-hour PBS series that first aired in January 2012. This series looks at the impact the built environment has on key public health indices like obesity, diabetes, asthma, cancer and depression. The s host, Dr. Richard Jackson, connects community design with burgeoning health costs, then analyzes and illustrates what citizens are doing about this urgent crisis by looking upstream for innovative solutions.