247543 Neighborhood Master Planning for Community Health

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tedd Hardesty, ASLA, LEED AP , EDGE Group, Columbus, OH
This presentation will address the need to create places that promote healthy lifestyles and are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. It will cover participatory design to promote healthier lifestyles in distressed communities, along with design principles for creating walkable communities at the neighborhood level. Complementing this presentation will be the importance of working with public health professionals that link design with behavioral programs for healthy lifestyles. Design that improves the built environment, when coupled with behavior change strategies through social marketing and healthy lifestyle program development, are together a strategy for measureable health improvement. Case studies will include the redevelopment or retro-fitting of several neighborhood projects, including the B.W. Cooper Public Housing community in New Orleans, LA, a HOPE VI redevelopment project in Kingsport, Tennessee, and a Senior Housing Redevelopment in Waverly, Ohio

Learning Areas:
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the need to create places that promote health lifestyles and are sustainable - economically, socially and environmentally Describe the promotion of healthy lifestyles by creating walkable communities and linked heatlhy behavior program development

Keywords: Community Health Planning, Community Health Programs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I oversee participatory design projects for distressed communities for healthy lifestyles. I possess the professional creditials for this work.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
EDGE Group Community Planning and Design Employment (includes retainer)
Wallace, Roberts and Todd Community Planning and Public Health Independent Contractor (contracted research and clinical trials)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.