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Healthy Peel By Design Symposium

On October 19, 2012 the Region of Peel hosted the Healthy Peel by Design Symposium. The purpose of the symposium was to share knowledge about efforts to develop healthy built environments in a variety of jurisdictions and settings. The slide decks from the presentations given that day are provided below.

Presentations

Morning Session

  • Supportive Environments for Healthy Living
    • Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel - Public Health

  • Introduction to Successful Initiatives in New York and Elsewhere
    • Dr. Karen Lee, Adjunct Professor, Schools of Public Health, University of Toronto and University of Alberta; also, Director of Built Environment and Active Design, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Overview of New York City Initiatives to Improve Health through the Built Environment
    • Skye Duncan, International Urban Design Consultant; also, Associate Urban Designer at the Office of the Chief Urban Designer, New York City Department of City Planning
    • Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner for Urban Design and Art New York City Department of Transportation

Afternoon Workshops

  • Actively Designed Buildings
    • Joanna Frank, Director of Active Design, New York City Department of Design and Construction

  • Food Environment Policy
    • Candace Young, Senior Associate with The Food Trust. Former Director of Physical Activity and Nutrition at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Healthy Land Use Planning and Transportation Infrastructure
    • Skye Duncan, International Urban Design Consultant; also, Associate Urban Designer at the Office of the Chief Urban Designer, New York City Department of City Planning
    • Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner for Urban Design and Art New York City Department of Transportation

  • Playgrounds and Parks for Active Design
    • Andy Stone, Director with The Trust for Public Land - NYC Program

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