In early 2021, Urban Systems was funded by Health Canada to examine the current state of efforts to integrate and consider health in planning processes – including transportation planning and design – and based upon this research develop an easy-to-use guide that would serve as a resource for planning, engineering, and public health staff to understand how and when they could effectively support each other in creating healthier built environments.
Through this project, the project team at Urban Systems was able to connect with built environment and public health professionals from across Canada and gain valuable insight into effective approaches to considering and quantifying health in various types of planning processes. These resources are currently being shared by both the Canadian Institute of Planners as well as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as valuable guidance for their members seeking to design and develop healthier communities.
In this informative session, Jamie Hilland will discuss observations and lessons learned through the development of these resources, as well as practical applications for his own role as a Community and Transportation Planner in both public and private sectors. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of what health means in communities and within the context of transportation planning, designing, and decision-making. Jamie will provide an overview of his previous work with Health Canada and consider the social determinants of health. This will include a guided review of the Integrating Health in Planning guide, an overview of the Health Impact Assessment five-step process and other methods to considering health implications in your next transportation plan or project.
Date: February 20, 2024
Location: Danish Canadian Club (727 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3)
Registration Deadline: February 16, 2024
• $20 Public Agency Members (in Calgary)
• $30 ITE Members (in Calgary)
• $40 Non-ITE Members (in Calgary)
• $15 Student (in Calgary)
• $20 ITE Members (in Lethbridge)
• $25 Non ITE Members (in Lethbridge)
• $15 All Members and Non-Members
Note that this year, in an effort to accommodate more transportation professionals across our province (especially those in Lethbridge), we’re offering additional attendance options. Participants that select the online ticket option will receive a link after registering and be able to watch the luncheon online. Participants that select the in-person option in Lethbridge will be able to join others for networking, lunch and a live stream of the presentation at the Stafford Centre. Please reach out to Adam St. Amant if you have any questions about the Lethbridge event option. All other in-person ticket options are for attendance in Calgary.
Much of Jamie’s work is centered around planning and designing healthy and sustainable communities through healthier, safer, and more sustainable transportation systems. This includes the development of the youth travel strategy for Metro Vancouver, the National School Travel study for CAA, the Canadian Sustainable Transportation Report for Colleges and Institutes Canada, and active transportation study and design projects in Winnipeg, Kenora, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, Dauphin, Windsor, Neepawa, and the Township of Langley.
In 2021 he led the development of a Health Canada funded study to examine how Health can be effectively considered and integrated into transportation planning process in Canadian communities. This national guide is currently being shared by both FCM and CIP as a valuable resource for their members.