Don't Miss

Aging and Safe Active Transportation: Issues and Courses of Action for Public Roadway Development
 663 K

Raised Crosswalks and Continuous Sidewalks: "Pedestrian Priority"
 944 K

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
 2.7 MB

Innovative Municipal Norms Conducive to Safe Active Transportation: Introduction to a Series of Briefing Notes
 597 K


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

Altering the built environment to favour children's use of play areas
This presentation by the Centre's François Gagnon took place during a March, 2011 meeting about childhood obesity organized by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).
Presentation published in March 2011.  DescriptionDownload (from the site of CPAC)   1.19 MB.
In this presentation, François Gagnon provided a series of images to guide a reflective discussion about the built envrionment as it relates to play areas and childhood obesity. The presentation was part of a two-day meeting about primary prevention and moving from policy to action in preventing childhood obesity.
Altering the built environment to favour children's use of play areas
(On the site of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer - CPAC)
 1.19 MB 
Image - first page of presentation - click to download 

To see the other presentations from this meeting, click here to go to the CPAC Resources and Publications page, click on the tab "Primary Prevention"  and look for Primary Prevention
Preventing Childhood Obesity: Moving Policy Recommendations to Action - Meeting Presentations: March 22-23, 2011

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