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Cities are organic entities, they grow and change over the course of their history which makes the case for historic preservation that much more challenging. According to Anna Ricklin's post for the Preservation Leadership Forum, "Planning Healthy Communities," one of the best arguments for historic preservation is improving human health. Urban planners and designers strive to create denser, more walkable communities in places overrun by sprawl. Preservation gives us a chance to re-create and save historic place for the overall health of the residents. It's no big surprise that historic preservation and urban planning often overlap each other. Here are some of Ms. Ricklin's ideas on how community planning can incorporate smart planning as a way to create healthier lifestyles and how it works with preservation.
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Health Community Checklist: a handout for planners and community leaders for use during public meetings or other public forums where decisions about land use are being discussed and made. The list is a quick way educate the general public about healthy community design and help them take health into the decision making process.
Healthy Community PowerPoint Presentation: this supports the checklist by explaining to community stakeholders how design can affect health and how to use the list during land-use discussions. It can be customized to include health data on a specific community using the How-To-Guide.
Creating a Health Profile How-To Guide: assists in locating the relevant health data of a community in order to develop a health "snapshot" of the specific community. The information is useful for education and awareness of the health issues that most a impact a community. The data can identify the neighborhood's specific urgent health issues.
Planning for Health Resource Guide: a resource guide for each of the subjects covered in the Healthy Community Design Checklist: active living, food choices, transportation choices, public safety, social cohesion, social equality, and environmental health.
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