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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.

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

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

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National Complete Streets Coalition. (United States)

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

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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.


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Transportation Policies and Health Inequalities
This document presents a summary of the discussions that took place during a workshop on transportation policies and health inequalities.
Published in May 2011.  DescriptionDownload  572 K
In May 2009, a workshop on health inequalities associated with transportation policies was jointly organized by the Population Health team of Edmonton's regional health authority (formerly Capital Health), and François Gagnon from the NCCHPP.

The workshop brought together practitioners from the Edmonton region with interests in the areas of transportation, health, and health inequalities to learn about transportation as a determinant of population health as well as to consider effective policy responses.

The workshop was organized around two objectives with two corresponding series of activities:

1) Develop a collective understanding of health inequalities produced by transportation policies.
2) Collectively develop pathways to solutions aimed at mitigating or reducing the unequal effects of the policies in question.

This document presents a summary of the discussions that took place during this meeting and is not intended as a formal report or proceedings from the workshop. The analytical grids that were used for the small group discussions can be found as appendices in the document.

Transportation Policies and Health Inequalities    
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Image - cover page of the publication - click to download 

Click here to consult the PPT presented during the workshop

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