Planners, whether urban, transportation, housing, or environmental, have a tremendous impact on the physical and built environment we live in. How can other agency professionals, elected officials, and community members influence planning processes to get more walkable, accessible, and equitable communities?
The Centers for Diseases Control and America Walks asked the American Planning Association to help develop strategies for working with planners to promote physical activity. They came up with fifteen specific short, medium, and long-term approaches to create new everyday destinations or reimagine the existing destinations… Join us to learn more about how to influence the planning process, building cross-sectoral collaborations, and elevating community values in the built environment.
Date: Tuesday June 7, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Sagar Shah is the Planning and Community Health Manager at the American Planning Association. In this role, he creates training and education to help local planning practitioners integrate health and equity into their planning practice. He is also a core team member of APA’s Foresight Team, where he leads Communities of Experts to prepare planners for the changing future.
Jo Peña (she/her) is a Research Associate at APA. She provides research support on projects related to resilience, community health, equity, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Recently, she has been involved in projects related to increasing physical activity through the built environment, hazard mitigation, environmental health, and increasing connectivity between community resilience initiatives across planning activities.