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Healthy Communities and Planning in a Digital Age

Healthy Communities and Planning in a Digital Age

When: October 1, 2014
Time: 21:00 PM
The theme for the 2014 Symposium is Healthy Communities and Planning in a Digital Age.  The landscape of communication, consultation and engagement is changing.  Planning is more participatory and public involvement is increasing. The advent of social media - blogs, online forums, wikis, social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and collaborative software are also having a profound impact on planning and how planners interact with the public. There are many challenges and opportunities associated with communicating with the public. The symposium will highlight, explore and engage members on this theme through numerous planning and professional practice issues.

The Symposium is a great way to connect with other members to share knowledge and obtain Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Credits.

1G3: Public Health & Planning 101 E-Learning Education Module


October 02, 2014, 2:10pm - 2:30pm

This session will describe the process involved in developing an education module to increase cross-disciplinary knowledge among public health and planning practitioners who are involved in the land use planning process. It will highlight how the module is intended to build professional capacity to enhance public policy related to healthy built environments. The presenters will also outline the next steps, the timing of the launch and how OPPI members can become involved.
The participating organizations are Ontario Public Health Association, Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Public Health Agency of Canada and Public Health Ontario.