Don't Miss

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

Building Healthy Communities
The Centre's François Benoit and François Gagnon participated in the Building Healthy Communities: Bringing Health and Wellness to the Community Planning Table conference on November 29th and 30th 2011, in St. John's, NL.
November 2011.  Description.
This conference, organized by the Provincial Wellness Advisory Council, the Newfoundland & Labrador Public Health Association, and the Newfoundland & Labrador Branch of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors gave participants the opportunity to exchange on various issues surrounding the built environment in the province.

Workshop on Transportation Policies and Health Inequalities
The Centre's François Gagnon facilitated this session, whose starting point was based on a 2009 workshop held in Edmonton, Alberta. This intersectoral workshop focused on health inequalities arising from transportation policies and on strategies to mitigate those inequalities. The purpose of this session was to consider how that workshop might be adapted to meet the realities of Newfoundland & Labrador. (November 29, 2011 - 1:30-3:00 p.m.)

Click here to view a video version of François'  presentation (slides + audio) on the site of Building Healthy Communities.

Find out more about the Edmonton workshop on Transportation Policies and Health Inequalities here.

Newfoundland & Labrador Informing the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy
This breakfast meeting was an opportunity for us to meet with and exchange with public health stakeholders working in Newfoundland & Labrador. During this meeting, the Centre's lead, François Benoit, presented the NCCHPP's work and sought participants' ideas about the tools and resources that would be useful and relevant in advancing their practices. We also explored opportunities for collaboration. (November 30, 2011 - 8:00-9:00 a.m.)

For more information about the conference, please visit the conference Website at

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