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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

Healthy Canada by Design Coalition - Knowledge exchange colloquium
As part of the NCCHPP's role in the Healthy Canada by Design coalition, the Centre's François Gagnon participated in a day-long colloquium held in Vancouver on November 24, 2010.
Published in April 2011.  Description.
The Healthy Canada by Design project allowed 6 health authorities (Fraser Health Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Peel Health, Toronto Public Health and Montreal Public Health) and their partners to put forward various initiatives to influence the built environment.

Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative: Health Authorities' Project Summaries
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To open the day's proceedings, Karen Lee, Director of Built Environment, Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene of the City of New York, presented her team's work in influencing public policies informing the built environment in her city. Then the members of the coalition's regional health authorities presented, in turn, their respective efforts to influence public policies informing the built environment. A discussion period followed each of the presentations.
Fit Cities: How Active Design Can Build Healthier and More Sustainable Communities 
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Karen K. Lee

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Activities in BC
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Heather Evans 

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Healthy Canada by Design: Vancouver Island Health Authority 
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Richard Stanwick

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Activities in BC: Fraser Health Authority
 225 K
Helena Swinkels

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Peel Public Health Node
 1.8 MB
David Mowat

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Healthy Canada by Design Knowledge Exchange Colloquium
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David McKeown

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The NCCHPP's François Gagnon also facilitated one of the afternoon's working group sessions. The objective for this session was to learn to analyze coalitions of actors within regional health authorities.
Mapping a Policy Field Using an ‘Advocacy Coalition Framework'
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François Gagnon

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Built Environment - Public Policy, Actors, Barriers, and Levers
 571 K
Report from the session facilitated by François Gagnon

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