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How to Use HealthyCity.org for Community Planning and Development

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This customized webinar is for individuals working in Community Planning & Development that are interested in learning new strategies and tools to create healthier living environments in our …

This customized webinar is for individuals working in Community Planning & Development that are interested in learning new strategies and tools to create healthier living environments in our communities. Working within a social justice framework, this webinar will demonstrate useful practices for planners utilizing the HealthyCity.org website. It will focus on how to use HealthyCity.org to promote a deeper understanding of community assets, characteristics, and the physical environment in order to inform and enhance the planning process. It will also highlight successful methods to engage community members in planning efforts, particularly around sharing local knowledge about the built environment.

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  • Using the Customize tab, you can alter the data level, year, number of classes, ranges, etc. Remember, you can print, save, and email your map.
  • You can export to Microsoft Word as well.
  • If you have a specific focus/campaign/development area made up of zip codes, census tracts, etc.
  • Community engagement

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  • 1. Infor t + a ion forsocia cha maion ct l ngeforCommunit Pl nning y a a Dev opment nd el
  • 2. Anaiona civ r s pol a ion t nk t l il ight icy/ct a
  • 3. Mapping Data ProvidesVisual Evidence for• Community Issues & Needs• Community Knowledge• Coordination• Locating Assets and Gaps• Planning• Policy/Advocacy
  • 4. http://www.npsp.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1608
  • 5. What you can do on Healthy City.org• Find potential partners• Map, chart data• Create community profiles• Gather community input on proposed projects• Upload data and information to share and package• View what others are working on and share your projects orcollaborate
  • 6. HealthyCity.org is a statewide resources that enables you to:• Find services and partners
  • 7. HealthyCity.org is a statewide resources that enables you to:•Map, Chart & Rank community data
  • 8. HealthyCity.org is a statewide resources that enables you to:•Upload data & Share your community’s story
  • 9. Mapping & charting community data todemonstrate need andadvocate for planning
  • 10. Map Example #1: There are concerns about environmentalhazards related to a planned development. Are there schools located near this site?
  • 11. Click Change to select the Geography of Interest
  • 12. Add schools to your map
  • 13. Share your map via Facebook
  • 14. Map Example #2:Where are there renters in Sacramento? Whereare there vacant units? Are there opportunities for redevelopment here?
  • 15. Click the +- buttons to add Data to your map
  • 16. Are there vacant units in high renter areas?
  • 17. Mapping & charting community data todemonstrate the need and advocate for resources Questions?
  • 18. Additional featureson HealthyCity.org
  • 19. A few HealthyCity.org Advanced Features• Upload your own Point & Thematic Datasets• Draw your own neighborhood boundaries• Collect community input with Wikimaps
  • 20. Upload your own Point OR Thematic Datasets
  • 21. Create an Excel Spreadsheet with up to 1000 points *Save as Excel 97-2003 workbook*
  • 22. Upload your ownThematic Datasets
  • 23. Draw your own neighborhood boundaries
  • 24. Create Wiki - Mapping Sessions (with Pictures, Video & Audio) A Wikimap enables multiple people to : • Draw and drop points, lines, and shapes on a shared map • At ch phot &v ta os ideo
  • 25. Community-Engaged Mapping Key Information Needed To… … answer sp ecific research questionsWhat are the research questions that you want to answer? … gather com m unity m em b er feed b ack How will you gather feedback? From which community members? … d evelop p lace-b ased strategiesHow will you use this to inform your strategies?
  • 26. Safe Passages to SchoolCommunity-engaged mapping was used to helpanswer the following research questions:• What areas in the community do students and parents feel most unsafe?• What routes do students and parents travel to and from school?• What are the environmental design issues in this area that might contribute to not feeling safe and/or a lack of personal security?
  • 27. Safe Passages to SchoolStudents and parentswere able to discussand share locationsof unsafe places,routes taken toschool, and whatenvironmental designissues they feltcontributed to thelack of safety
  • 28. Safe Passages to SchoolKey Advantages:• data entry during theevent• multiple computerscan enter datasimultaneously• results, patterns, etc.from participants canbe seen and discussedimmediately
  • 29. Questions?
  • 30. u ! Y o n krigorousinformationcommunityresourceand innovative …is an + action that unites h a research, voicesT technologies to solve the root causes of social inequity ONLINE MAPPING TECHNOLOGY DIRECT TECHNICAL SUPPORT : www.HealthyCity.org Work ON-THE-GROUND to develop targeted research/policy strategies and web tools COMMUNITY RESEARCH LAB Training community groups to lead and sustain action-oriented research & technology projects