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Two centuries ago, the synergies between the development of cities and public health were evident -- even lifesaving: Better infrastructure prevented infectious diseases. Land use ordinances protected citizens from hazardous industrial exposures. During the 20th century, the disciplines drifted apart. Today health has, once again, become an extremely important element in building livable communities. How can you measure how your project impacts the health of a community? Health impact assessments (HIAs) are innovative tools. Learn how to incorporate an HIA into your existing decision-making processes, increase interdepartmental collaboration and strengthen community engagement initiatives. In addition, gain usable experience from two HIA case studies in Florida and Minnesota: a transit alternatives analysis and a station area plan.
Moderator: Thomas Waldron, Transit Market Sector Director, HDR, New York, New York
Lyssa Leitner, Transportation Planner, Washington County, Stillwater, Minnesota
Gabriella Arismendi, Transportation Planner, MetroPlan, Orlando, Florida
Michael Musso, Senior Project Manager and Risk Assessor, HDR, Mahwah, New Jersey