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NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 2016 Toth

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NJFuture Redevelopment Forum 2016 Toth

  1. 1. Creating Healthy Places
  2. 2. Healthy Places Social Support + Connections Play + Active Recreation Green + Natural Environment Walking + Biking Healthy Food + Beverages
  3. 3. Social Support + Connections • Social support and connections essential to health and well- being • Connected to decreased levels of stress, longer lives, improved pregnancy outcomes
  4. 4. Placemaking projects linked to improved sense of community, social capital, depression rates, well being
  5. 5. Greater sense of belonging linked to healthier behavior and mental health improvements
  6. 6. Strategies that create ‘bridging’ social capital and networks are especially powerful
  7. 7. • Physical activity reduces risk of obesity and chronic diseases • 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week recommende for adults; 60 minutes daily for children Play + Active Recreation
  8. 8. Proximity matters
  9. 9. Accessibility matters
  10. 10. • Access to green space linked to reductions in anxiety, depression, diabetes, and increases in physical activity • Emerging evidence on sites that evoke ‘awe and wonder’ Play + Active Recreation Green + Natural Environment
  11. 11. Street trees linked to lower levels of depression, diabetes, strokes, heart disease
  12. 12. Exposure to green space can reduce stress
  13. 13. Time in nature especially important for children
  14. 14. • Walking and biking can be an important way to incorporate physical activity into ‘daily life’ Walking + Biking
  15. 15. • Access to good, affordable food is a social determinant of health • Unhealthy diets linked to obesity and chronic diseases Healthy Food + Beverages
  16. 16. Broad benefits of farmers’ markets
  17. 17. Community gardeners consume more fruits and vegetables than non-gardeners
  18. 18. Healthy Places Social Support + Connections Play + Active Recreation Green + Natural Environment Walking + Biking Healthy Food + Beverages
  19. 19. Streets as Places to Foster Active Living  Attractions & Destinations  Identity & Image  Active & Connected Edge Uses  Amenities  Flexibility  Seasonal Strategy  Create Intrigue
  20. 20. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES Attractions & Destinations  Clustered activity points of interest  10+ destinations – including food and markets, local retail, art, play, education, health/recreation
  21. 21. Espanola Way – Miami, FL Sidewalk cafes
  22. 22. Kiosks, Carts, Other Small-scale retail Miller Plaza – Chattanooga, TN
  23. 23. Frenchmen Street Art Market – New Orleans, LA Street markets • Street vending
  24. 24. E 12th Street – Strand Bookstore – New York, NY Products on the street • Indoor uses that spill outside
  25. 25. Active corners and lots
  26. 26. Identity & Image (Authenticity)  Showcase local assets to create a distinct sense of place  Businesses, pedestrians and drivers raise their behavior (conform, respect) to this vision
  27. 27. Winter Park, Florida Imageability Slide Courtesy of Dan
  28. 28. Slide Courtesy of PPS Littleton, NH
  29. 29. Lambertville, NJ
  30. 30. Hawthorne Square – Philadelphia, PA Mural honoring local history and special events
  31. 31. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES Active & Connected Edge Uses  Sense of Enclosure  Ground Level Transparency  Physical Connections
  32. 32. Slide Courtesy of Dan
  33. 33. Camden, Maine Active and Connected Edges Enclosure
  34. 34. Denver, Colorado Active and Connected Edges EnclosureLo w
  35. 35. Portland, Oregon Improving parking lot edges Active and Connected Edges Enclosure
  36. 36. Slide Courtesy of Dan
  37. 37. Bozeman, Montana Active and Connected Edges Transparency
  38. 38. Brunswick, Maine Active and Connected Edges Transparency
  39. 39. Washington, DC Active and Connected Edges Physical Connections
  40. 40. JFK Boulevard – San Francisco, CA Active and Connected Edges Physical Connections
  41. 41. Putnam Plaza – Brooklyn, NY Active and Connected Edges Physical Connections Undoing “Seas of Pavement”
  42. 42. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES Amenities  Public and private seating options  Triangulate to support use – cluster sidewalk elements like benches, waste baskets, planters, lampposts, cafes
  43. 43. Amenities Greenery + Landscaping
  44. 44. Larimer Street – Denver, CO Amenities - Lighting
  45. 45. Valencia Street – San Francisco, CA Amenities Seating and Shade
  46. 46. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES Seasonal Strategies  Activate throughou t the day, week and year
  47. 47. David Engwicht Create Intrigue
  48. 48. Traffic speed is largely determined by residents psychologically retreating from the street. Simply reversing that retreat creates mental speed bumps in the street. Streets and roads are not just ways to get places, they are places! Mental Speed Bumps - by David Engwicht
  49. 49. The Three Mental Speed Bumps • Intrigue • Uncertainty • Humor Mental Speed Bumps - by David Engwicht
  50. 50. Creating Intrigue Activating blank walls
  51. 51. New Hope, Pennsylvania Creating Intrigue Street Sculpture
  52. 52. Hamilton, NJ Creating Intrigue - Street Sculpture
  53. 53. Gary Toth – gtoth@pps.org

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