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Aging and Safe Active Transportation: Issues and Courses of Action for Public Roadway Development
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Raised Crosswalks and Continuous Sidewalks: "Pedestrian Priority"
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Registry of recommendations that foster safe and active transport

Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations
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Innovative Municipal Norms Conducive to Safe Active Transportation: Introduction to a Series of Briefing Notes
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Public Health and Land Use Planning: How Ten Public Health Units are Working to Create Healthy and Sustainable Communities(2011). On the site of The Clean Air Partnership.

Interactive map for analyzing the built environment and services in Québec. In French, on the site of the INSPQ.

Environment and Planning - journals. Four journals available on the Environment and Planning website.

Active Transportation Canada (blog).

Report: The built environment: Understanding how physical environments influence the health and well-being of First Nations peoples living on-reserve. On the site of the NCCAH.

Ideas/Best Practices/Examples
Examples Bank. Categories: Intersections, Stretches of Road, Bicycle Parking. On the site Fietsberaad (Netherlands) in English.

Planning By Design: a healthy communities handbook. On the site of Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

3 Way Street Video by Ron Gabriel. On the site

StreetsWiki. Wiki site for transportation, urban environmental, and public space issues.

Revisiting Donald Appleyard's Livable Streets. Video on the site "Documenting Livable Streets Worldwide".

National Complete Streets Coalition. (United States)

National Association of City Transportation Officials. (United States) Features a series of best practice videos.

Cities: successes at increasing public transit /active transport use and reduction of car use.

New York.

Paris. (Transportation section in French only.)

Designing streets as public spaces in northern climate cities. Video of a public conference organized by Montréal's Urban Ecology Centre in February, 2010. On the site of WebTV.COOP.


Olivier Bellefleur

Built Environment and the Healthy Canada by Design Coalition - April 2011
The NCCHPP participates in the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) project, an initiative of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).

Through the CLASP project, seven coalitions have been funded to integrate and build upon their practices to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases having similar determinants.

 Image of Healthy Canada by Design Knowledge Exchange Colloquium slide from Nov. 24 2010            The NCCHPP is a partner in one of these funded coalitions, Healthy Canada by Design. The main goal of this coalition is to inspire change in the ways in which the built environment is currently developed, by influencing the policies that inform it. Gathering numerous partners from six health authorities, each of which is a member of the Urban Public Health Network (UPHN), the focus of this coalition is specifically the built environment of Canada's large urban centres. 

For more information on this project:
Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative: Health Authorities' Project Summaries
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Knowledge exchange colloquium 
Many knowledge exchange opportunities were made possible through the Healthy Canada by Design coalition. The Centre's François Gagnon participated in a day-long colloquium held in Vancouver on November 24, 2010.

Click here to consult the presentations

François Gagnon also facilitated a working group session during this colloquium. The objective for this session was to learn how to analyze coalitions of actors within regional health authorities. The document which follows is based on the notes taken during the workshop. 

Built Environment - Public Policy, Actors, Barriers, and Levers
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Image of document - click on image to download 

The Healthy Canada by Design Initiative, with which the NCCHPP has been affiliated since 2009, is funded through the Health Canada - Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's Coalitions Linking Action to Science and Prevention (CLASP) program. To learn more about the Healthy Canada by Design (HCBD) CLASP Initiative, see the HCBD CLASP website.

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.