Building Healthy Communities: Bringing Health to the Planning Table
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, 1-2 p.m.
Room 2862, Health Sciences Centre
Paul Young has helped plan and design public spaces for over 20 years. He is a registered landscape architect and has a small consulting office “Public Space Workshop”. He works with Health Units, the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, Green Communities, WalkON and other organizations planning for healthier communities. Paul has led over 35 community-based planning initiatives throughout Ontario to link health and community design. He has worked on street design, parks, cycling and walking infrastructure from vision through to construction. Paul also works as a part time health promoter at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre in Toronto where he works with community groups on local pollution and planning issues. Last year Paul was awarded “Active Transportation Champion of the Year” by the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation. He has been invited to speak at various conferences and universities to share his experiences with collaborative planning. Paul’s work is rooted in the belief that a shift towards sustainability requires meaningful public engagement.