Community hubs and long term care among Active Transportation topics

 By: ThoroldNews Staff

Consultation: Designing Community Hub Aspects of Niagara Region Long-Term Care Redevelopment in St. Catharines and Fort Erie

There are two more upcoming opportunities to provide feedback about community hub aspects of long-term care redevelopment in Niagara. The Niagara Region, Senior Services division is gathering input from older adults regarding building design elements that make community space easier to navigate safely, independently, and confidently. The community hub will be home to a variety of programs offered through Seniors Community Programs targeting those seniors living independently in their own homes. Find out more here.

Healthy Community Design Baseline Project: Neighbourhood Design Survey and Physical Indicators is a collaborative project that incorporates the expertise of public health and municipal planning professionals, to create tailored baseline measures of healthy community design features. This project involved the collection, analysis, and presentation of physical design data and residents’ perspectives regarding neighbourhood design, transportation networks, natural environments and food environments. These data will help Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and four local municipalities better understand local physical environments, celebrate design strengths, identify areas of opportunity and collaboration to create healthier built environments, and track progress over time. The final reports can be found here.

If you missed the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals webinar earlier this month, you’re in luck! They are offering it again as part of the Clean Air Partnership’s Low Carbon Transportation Webinar Series. Join TCAT’s Yvonne Verlinden as she discusses their new Increasing Cycling in Canada: A Guide to What Works, which offers municipalities 10 recommended actions to grow cycling in their communities. Find out more and register here.

Playbook 1.0: How Cities Are Paying for Climate Resilience (2019)

This report, developed by the Innovation Network for Communities and Climate Resilience Consulting, identifies eight distinct strategies that U.S. cities are using to pay for large-scale climate-resilience projects, mostly to address sea level rise and flooding. These strategies amount to an initial approach for deciding who will pay what and how city governments will generate the needed revenue.