Using the Built Environment to Promote Active Living and Healthy by sammyc2007

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									Using the Built Environment
 to Promote Active Living
    and Healthy Eating

        Noelle Dobson
     Healthy Active Oregon
         Bend, Oregon
        April 28, 2006
Active Living by Design promotes
  community environments that offer
choices for integrating physical activity
              into daily life.

   www.activelivingbydesign.org
Active Living Leadership
www.activelivingleadership.org

Active Living Network
www.activeliving.org

 Active Living Research
activelivingresearch.org
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 Active Living Resource Center
activelivingresources.org

Active Living Blueprint
www.agingblueprint.org
Active Living by Design
 Preparation: partnership development,
  master plans
 Promotion: increase understanding
 Programs: increase opportunities for
  active living
 Policy: influence public decisions
 Physical Projects: create supportive
  built environments
Diverse partnerships
   City, County and Regional governments (transportation,
    parks and recreation, public facilities, planning bureaus)
   Local residents
   Land use & transportation advocacy organizations
   Natural resource protection organizations
   Community development organizations
   Affordable housing advocates
   Neighborhood associations
   Youth organizations: Boys & Girls Clubs
   Local elementary and high schools
   Local food policy council
   Health systems
   Bicycle and pedestrian advocates
   Private business
   Health non-profits
Healthy, Active Lents
Springwater Corridor Trail
  Repaving  projects
  Habitat restoration
  Trash pick-ups
  Art projects
  Community trailhead
Healthy, Active Lents

   Park improvements
   Bikelanes & sidewalks
   Traffic calming
   Light-rail line
Healthy, Active Lents
   Healthy Eating by Design
     Farmer’s  market
     Home gardens to low-income
      families
     City policy to support planning
      for food access
Damascus, Oregon
   12,000 acres brought into the Portland
    Metro Urban Growth Boundary

   Rural residential (10,000 pop.) to Portland
    suburb (80,000 pop.) in 20-30 years

   Two-year planning process to develop
    conceptual plan for land uses,
    transportation, natural resources, and
    public facilities
Using the Built Environment
 to Promote Active Living
    and Healthy Eating

          Noelle Dobson
     Active Living by Design
    Healthy Eating by Design
    noelle.dobson@heart.org
          503-595-2566

								
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