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Using the Built Environment to Promote Active Living and Healthy Eating Noelle Dobson Healthy Active Oregon Bend, Oregon April 28, 2006.

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1 Using the Built Environment to Promote Active Living and Healthy Eating Noelle Dobson Healthy Active Oregon Bend, Oregon April 28, 2006

2 Active Living by Design promotes community environments that offer choices for integrating physical activity into daily life.

3  Active Living Leadership  Active Living Network  Active Living Research activelivingresearch.org  Active Living Resource Center activelivingresources.org  Active Living Blueprint ee

4 Active Living by Design  Preparation: partnership development, master plans  Promotion: increase understanding  Programs: increase opportunities for active living  Policy: influence public decisions  Physical Projects: create supportive built environments

5 Diverse partnerships  City, County and Regional governments (transportation, parks and recreation, public facilities, planning bureaus)  Local residents  Land use & transportation advocacy organizations  Natural resource protection organizations  Community development organizations  Affordable housing advocates  Neighborhood associations  Youth organizations: Boys & Girls Clubs  Local elementary and high schools  Local food policy council  Health systems  Bicycle and pedestrian advocates  Private business  Health non-profits

6 Healthy, Active Lents Springwater Corridor Trail Repaving projects Habitat restoration Trash pick-ups Art projects Community trailhead

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8 Healthy, Active Lents  Park improvements  Bikelanes & sidewalks  Traffic calming  Light-rail line

9 Healthy, Active Lents  Healthy Eating by Design Farmer’s market Home gardens to low-income families City policy to support planning for food access

10 Damascus, Oregon  12,000 acres brought into the Portland Metro Urban Growth Boundary  Rural residential (10,000 pop.) to Portland suburb (80,000 pop.) in years  Two-year planning process to develop conceptual plan for land uses, transportation, natural resources, and public facilities

11 Using the Built Environment to Promote Active Living and Healthy Eating Noelle Dobson Active Living by Design Healthy Eating by Design


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