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Stepping Down

Following a couple of workshop presentations at the People Matter Conference in Fredericton, July 9-12th, I’ll be stepping down as chair of the Canadian Institute of Planner’s health communities committee to pursue age friendly / healthy community initiatives in Nova

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CIP Healthy Communities

After four and a half years, I have decided to step down as Chair of the Canadian Institute of Planners healthy communities program, in order to pursue opportunities to promote age friendly / healthier communities in Nova Scotia, and participate

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Age Friendly / Healthier Community Options for NS

On March 28th I will be guest speaker at the Nova Scotia Seniors Commission / Liberal Annual General Meeting in Halifax.  I will be presenting 3 strategies for the Provincial government to consider that (1) will support aging-in-place and development

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Health Outcomes Software Tool

This new software tool can be used to assess the health related  outcomes associated with different community design scenarios. http://hcbd-clasp.com/2014/01/15/health-enhanced-land-use-planning-software-tool/

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Healthy Communities Legislative Review

A new report has been released today by the Canadian Institute of Planners which provides a review of some of the legislative / policy barriers that planners and health professionals face on the development of healthier communities in Canada.  The

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