Events

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Panel Discussion:


This event explored the critical link between transit and health. The panel discussion featured local experts including: Dr. Patricia Daly, Dr. Anthony Perl, Dr. Lawrence Frank, Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Patrick Condon, and Bob Ransford. To watch the event, please click here.

Health Benefits of Transit Investment (cover)

Workshop:


The Road Ahead for Older Canadians: Utilizing the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging to create a Research Network and Agenda on Environment and Healthy Aging

Date: October 8- 9th, 2014                    

Location: Day 1: SFU Harbour Centre, Downtown Vancouver 

Day 2: Creekside Community Centre – Olympic Village 

The 2-day workshop on October 8-9, 2014 will bring together an international, multi-disciplinary group of approximately 40 researchers on the environment and aging, as well as experts in transportation and land use planning, to collaboratively identify research priorities, determine a common set of indicators and outcomes, and develop working groups and proposals for new funding opportunities.

Working group poll (Deadline: midnight October 2nd ): http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/hcd-lab/clsa-workshop-working-groups

Click to view the final workshop agenda: CLSA Agenda

Click here for speaker bios: CLSA Speaker Bios

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The central objectives of this Workshop is the capacity for new research that can be leveraged through the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA, http://www.clsa-elcv.ca/ ), one of CIHR’s Major Strategic Initiatives. The Workshop will be integrated with the grand opening of the CLSA’s newest data collection site at UBC, including a Public Forum to showcase the CLSA and its potential to advance knowledge about the impacts of environment on healthy aging. The integration of the Workshop and Public Forum conforms to CIHR’s Citizen Engagement Framework, creating an opportunity for workshop participants to have a conversation with the public and other stakeholders about their perceptions of neighbourhood impacts on health and aging. Information thus gathered will be useful for framing subsequent workshop discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Public Forum:


Healthy Aging and Where You Live: Promoting Well Being through Community Design

Date: October 9th, 2014                            Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Creekside Community Centre – Olympic Village 

Invitation to Oct 9th Healthy Aging Built Environment

Invitation to Oct 9th Healthy Aging Built Environment Event

The public forum will showcase the CLSA and its potential to advance knowledge about the impacts of environment on healthy aging. The integration of the Workshop and Public Forum conforms to CIHR’s Citizen Engagement Framework, creating an opportunity for Workshop participants to have a conversation with the public and other stakeholders about their perceptions of neighbourhood impacts on health and aging.

 

*Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Healthy People Healthy Places 2014: Exploring Healthy Built Environments From New York To Vancouver

Date: April 25th, 2014                            Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street. Vancouver, BC


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Join us for an inspirational morning of knowledge sharing and dialogue on planning and designing our communities for greater health and well-being.

  • Dr. Karen Lee, Senior Advisor on Built Environment and Healthy Housing, NYC Department of HeaIth and Mental Hygiene
  • Presentation on early results from the “My Health, My Community” survey
  • Launch of the new Provincial Healthy Built Environment Toolkit

Cost: $25/person

In partnership to create a Healthy City for All:
Vancouver Coastal Health
City of Vancouver

Bicycling by Design: Facilities to promote safe and healthy travel

Date: April 7-8, 2014               Time:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location:  UBC Robson Square, HSBC Hall, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver BC

Overview
This 2-day course is designed to bring transportation and public health professionals up to date with research and practice on:

  • the benefits of cyclingCapture
  • cycling safety
  • facilities that encourage cycling
  • safe bike facilities
  • implementation measures

It will equip participants with the skills needed to develop and promote cycling infrastructure for busy streets, quiet streets, and off-street locations. It will include in-class lectures and design workshops. There will be an opportunity to walk to nearby locations to observe some cycling facilities. Those who wish to experience a variety of Vancouver cycling facilities can opt for a “Ride the Cycling Facilities” add-on course. It will focus on three facility types shown to be the best to motivate cycling and increase safety. Participants will learn how to deal with complexities that arise in the design and implementation of these route types. Click to view April 7-8 course brochure.

April 7-8,  2014 Classroom Course
COURSE FEE:   On or before March 17, 2014:   $700                After March 17, 2014:   $775
Course fee includes course materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. Register here.

Ride the Cycling Facilities – April 6, 2014 Sunday:  1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

For registered participants of the April 7-8 course who want to experience the facilities we discuss in the course, we offer two options:

  • a half-day, customized on-road course with a “Streetwise” cycling instructor from HUB Your Cycling Connection, including 1.5 hours of classroom training on safe riding in cities and a 3-hour on-road session visiting examples of bike facilities
  • a self-directed experience following a route outlined by our course instructors

Click here to view Streetwise course flyer.   Please note the following regarding this on-road course:

  • a separate registration (from the April 7-8 classroom course) is required
  • participants need to bring their own bicycles to the Streetwise course
  • maximum capacity: 12 participants.  Early registration recommended.

April 6, 2014 customized Streetwise Course
COURSE FEE: $75      Deadline for registration: Friday, April 4 at 5 pm    Register here.

To learn more about these two events, visit the SPPH Website events page. Please direct any inquiries to Lydia Ma.

Target Audience: Engineers, planners, landscape architects, public health professionals, cycling advocates, cycling educators

Course Faculty

Dale Bracewell, Manager, Active Transportation, City of Vancouver
Michael Brauer, ScD, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC;  Director of UBC Bridge Program.
Larry Frank, BLArch, MSc, PhD, Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Brian Patterson, BA, MA, Principal and Active Transportation Planning Leader, Urban Systems
David Rawsthorne, BASc, MBA, Transportation Engineer, City of Vancouver
Lisa Slakov, Co-chair, Vancouver/UBC Local Action Committee, HUB Your Cycling Connection
Kay Teschke, DipIT, MPH, PhD, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Meghan Winters, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Accreditation

Planning Institute of British Columbia:

  • Full-day attendance of the April 7-8, 2014 qualifies for PIBC CPL 14.0 (Organized and Structured) Learning Units
  • Full-day attendance of  the April 6, 2014 “Streetwise” cycling course qualifies for PIBC CPL 4.0 (Organized and Structured) Learning Units

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors:  pending

Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals: This event contains 13 technical hours (for April 7-8 class) and 4.5 technical hours (for April 6 class) may be eligible for BCRSP CM points.  See BCRSP website for CM point criteria.

HBEA Webinar Series Webinar #2 – Walkability Patterns in Metro Vancouver

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (PST) HBEA Webinar Series Webinar #2 - WalkabilityPatterns

PRESENTERS: Dr. Lawrence Frank, Director, Health & Community Design Lab, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC, Public Health Sector Representative (TBD), Planning Sector Representative (TBD).

THIS SESSION: We will present a unique and powerful dataset demonstrating variations in built environment features that support walking across the Lower Mainland. We will highlight how the 2005 and 2011 Walkability Surface was developed and present examples of its application. Questions like the following will be explored: Where are the most walkable neighbourhoods and where is the room for improvement? What are implications for vulnerable populations? How is walkability related to chronic disease prevention and sustainable environments?

  • Learn about walkability patterns in Metro Vancouver.
  • Hear about why this is an important issue for the province and local governments.
  • Explore how the information can be applied in planning processes.

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED:
Individuals involved in influencing and making planning and community design decisions including: architects, planners, design professionals, engineers, real estate developers, and local government decision-makers.

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/walkability-patterns-in-metro-vancouver-webinar-registration-9897932984

CLICK TO VIEW EVENT FLIER

HBEA Webinar Series #1: Residential Preferences in BC

PHSA Webinar FlierWHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00am – 11:30am (PST)

PRESENTERS:
Dr. Lawrence Frank, Director, Health & Community Design Lab, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC
Virginia Holden, Manager, Office of Housing and Construction Standards, Ministry of Natural Gas Development
Ian Scott, Planning Consultant, Ian Scott Planning Services

THIS SESSION:
We will present the first research of its kind in BC that looks at the difference between where people want to live vs. where they actually live. A variety of graphics and images bring the research findings to life and demonstrate the growing, latent demand for more walkable environments that are currently under-supplied.

  • Learn about the characteristics of walkable environments and residential preferences in BC.
  • Hear about why this is an important issue for the province and local governments.
  • Explore how the information can be applied in planning processes.

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED:
Individuals involved in influencing and making planning and community design decisions including: architects, planners, design professionals, engineers, real estate developers, and local government decision-makers.

To register for this free webinar, go to: http://hbea-residentialpreferences.eventbrite.ca/

CLICK TO VIEW EVENT FLIER

Update on Methods and Findings on the Health Impacts of the Places We Live, Work, and Play

Speaker:  Dr. Lawrence Frank, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Time: September 6th 2013, 12:30-1:30 pm

Location: Room B151, SPPH Building
2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC

Watch the full lecture below:

Integrating Active Transportation and Heath into Municipal and Regional Transportation Planning: Defining the Metrics and Identifying Best Practices

(a Walk 21 shoulder event)

6 October 2011
Creekside Community Centre
Vancouver, BC

What are the health benefits of active transportation? How can municipal and regional planning and health agencies quantify and monetize these benefits? Co-hosted by the Health & Community Design Lab at the University of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, and TransLink— this daylong event featured panel presentations and discussions from international, national, regional and local experts, as well as interactive group exercises and speed learning activities to provide information on how to integrate health into the transportation planning process.

Coordinated by the Health & Community Design Lab. Sponsored by the Health & Community Design Lab, the City of Vancouver, and TransLink.

Housing + Transportation + Health: Connecting Ideas and Practice for Healthier Communities

31 March 2011
Compass Point Inn
Surrey BC

The number of ‘affordable’ neighbourhoods and communities drops dramatically in most regions when the definition of affordability shifts from a focus on housing costs alone to one that includes housing and transportation costs. What does this mean in the Lower Mainland? What are the implications for energy, equity, and health? What can we collectively do about it?

Hosted by the Health & Community Design Collaborative. Support for the event was provided by Fraser Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Streetcars: The Missing Link?

29 September 2010
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
Vancouver BC

The Streetcars: The Missing Link? symposium brought together over 150 professionals, academics, advocacy groups, and politicians to learn about and discuss the potential role of streetcar networks in shaping Vancouver and other Metro Vancouver communities through mobility, accessibility, and system efficiency. Presentation topics ranged from historical context discussions, to the links between urban design and modal integration, to specific case studies in Vancouver and abroad.

The event was hosted by Dr. Lawrence Frank, Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Transportation at the University of British Columbia. Support for the event was provided by Bombardier Transport and Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.