Built Environment


HC Link Resources

HC Link News Digest PLUS - February 5, 2014
- Highlights news and information pertaining to the built environment, with support from Green Communities Canada.


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Building Healthy Communities: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Ontario's Heart Health Resource Centre | 2008  
This presentation provides practical information and advice on creating a vision, framework and momentum for the establishment of an Active Community.



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 @heart Ground-breaking Strategies for Building Active Communities

Ontario's Heart Health Resource Centre | 2007
This newsletter explores the relationship between the built environment and residents’ physical activity levels, and makes the argument that land use decisions should be informed by input from health agencies. Planning walkable, active communities requires partnerships and input from a variety of sectors that have not traditionally worked together including: planners, municipal politicians and staff, conservation authorities, educators, health agencies and various interest groups.




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Active Environments: Lay of the Land

Ontario's Heart Health Resource Centre | 2005
This presentation identifies and expands on of designing and implementing an active transportation initiative within the community. It provides many visual, concrete examples of active transportation/ walkable communities planning designs from across Ontario. It also provides information on working with community partners in an advocacy role related to active transportation/environments.






Sustainable City Regions in Ontario - A Call to Action 

Ontario Professional Planners Institute | 2001

OPPI calls upon planners, public decision making bodies and the private sector to make healthy community planning a priority. Action is needed to support strong, livable and healthy communities that enhance social well being and are economically sound.








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Complete Streets for Canada

Toronto Centre for Active Transport | 2012

A policy and design hub for building safe and inviting streets for all. The website provide case studies, policy expertise, news and the latest research.




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