The Built Environment

Healthy Built Environment Working Group Terms of Reference

Purpose:

The Healthy Built Environment Working Group (WG) will provide a forum for discussion and input by government and non-government organizations with the intention to develop and push forward the concept of Healthy Built Environments in New Brunswick.

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Healthy Built Environment Working Group Plan

Purpose

The Healthy Built Environment Working Group (WG) was established in 2015 as a follow up to a provincial conference on the healthy built environment. The group will provide a forum for discussion and input by government and non-government organizations with the intention to develop and push forward the concept of Healthy Built Environments in New Brunswick.

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Healthy Communities Practice Guide

“This guide is designed for planning practitioners to help them in their work towards healthier communities, and to increase the understanding of the supporting role that health practitioners can play in reaching our common goals.  In provides a framework for considering the interconnected aspects of a healthy community, and includes practical examples of how others are accomplishing their goals.”

This resources has also served as a tool for health practitioners and others seeking information on how to create healthier built environments.

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Children & Nature Network

This collection of free toolkits, reports, infographics and advocacy tools is designed to help you or your organization connect children, families and communities to nature. Please check back often. We add and update resources regularly!

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Landscape and Urban Planning

Landscape and Urban Planning is an international journal aimed at advancing conceptual, scientific, and applied understandings of landscape in order to promote sustainable solutions for landscape change.

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Impact of views to school landscapes on recovery from stress and mental fatigue

There is growing evidence that we have overlooked the impact school landscapes have on student academic performance. The cost of this oversight is that millions of children are trying to learn in settings that may be significantly less supportive than they might otherwise be.

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The Healthy Rural Communities Tool Kit

The Healthy Rural Communities Tool Kit – A Guide for Rural Municipalities was developed through the collaboration of the University of Guelph School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, and Ontario Public Health Units. The tool kit aims to enhance the rural built environment and quality of life/health by identifying land use and development strategies. The tool kit looks at Ontario rural planning and development issues often examined through the urban perspective that omits rural issues such as low density population, declining population in some area, and aging citizens.

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The Heart & Stroke Foundation and a Healthy Built Environment

This presentation was part of the introduction to a Built Environment event that HEPAC hosted in Fredericton on February 11, 2015.

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Action Plan for a Healthy Built Environment in New Brunswick

This presentation was part of the introduction to a Built Environment event that HEPAC hosted in Fredericton on February 11, 2015.

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Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health Posted on July 29, 2015 by HEPAC

Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health Canadian Public Health Association Discussion Paper (May 2015).

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Understanding Active Transportation in New Brunswick: its role in an Age-Friendly built environment

This research develops a better understanding of Active Transportation in the urban and rural contexts in New Brunswick, including Active Transportation connecting urban and rural areas, as well as within the provincial infrastructure planning paradigm.

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