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November 10th, 2011

Community Engagement in Design and Planning: New Book, Upcoming Webinar

The places where we live, work, learn and play affect our health, but not all communities are designed to support healthy outcomes equally. Decisions about the built environment - such as land use, zoning, and community design - have implications for neighborhood access to healthy food, safe places for physical activity and resident experiences of real and perceived violence.

In the newly released book Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability (edited by Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, and Richard J. Jackson), chapter contributors Manal J. Aboelata, Leah Ersoylu, Larry Cohen and Lily Swartz make the case that community engagement is critical to successful efforts to improve the built environment. Their chapter, “Community Engagement in Design and Planning,” demonstrates that community engagement is an effective mechanism for creating lasting health improvements by galvanizing resident participation to create healthy, equitable and sustainable communities.

Download the chapter to discover how community engagement relates to the built environment, learn when and why community engagement should be used, and find success stories and useful tools to support your community engagement efforts.

Access “Community Engagement in Design and Planning” on our website, and order a copy of the full book, Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability. Receive a 25% discount by entering discount code 5PREVENT.

Learn more: Register now for an upcoming webinar on Community Engagement to Create Safe Places to Play.

Register Today: The Role of Community Engagement in Creating Safe Places to Play-Webinar

Join the Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments and Latino Health Access on Wednesday, November 16th from 10:30am-12:00 to dialogue about the importance of community engagement to improve the places where people live, work, learn and play. Register now.

Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability

Order a copy of the book today, and learn how to improve community and environmental health by changing the way we design and plan our built environment.

Receive a 25% discount on Making Healthy Places by entering discount code 5PREVENT, and visit the website for additional resources, including key points and discussion questions for each chapter.

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