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Canadian Public Health Association

November 21, 2019 1:30pm EST

Participatory Urban Planning: An Approach to Foster the Development of Healthy Built Environments


  • Marie-Joëlle Chrétien, Public Engagement Officer, Centre d'écologie urbaine de Montréal

This webinar, offered in French only, will clarify the concept of public participation from a built environment perspective. It will explain how engagement is essential in order to achieve healthy places for residents and how it can help to identify issues that might otherwise go undetected. The webinar will also illustrate how participatory urban planning along with healthy built environments can tackle issues such as heat islands, collisions in low-income neighbourhoods, and limited access to green spaces or health institutions. Finally, the presenter will use case studies to demonstrate recommendations or changes in favour of health and health equity that have taken place in some communities with the goal of fully explaining the participatory urban planning approach and providing a better sense of what a healthy built environment can look like.