Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Smart Growth - narrated presentation

This narrated presentation is viewable online through the FDOH website.

Resource: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/environment/smart-growth/

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) offers a smart growth presentation that provides an overview of smart growth in the context of public health. This resource emphasizes the connection between public health and the built environment, and how following Smart Growth principles can benefit Florida.

Rapid growth in the Sunshine State is putting pressure on both public health and urban planning to respond quicker and better to a larger population of residents and visitors. This presentation approaches public health from a larger perspective on what impacts health, and posits that public health and urban planning must be considered in tandem for effective and sustainable decisionmaking.