“Healthfields” refers to the transformation of Brownfields sites into viable projects that improve access to health and healthcare of the community through brownfields redevelopment, principals, tools and resources. This webinar is geared towards helping communities integrate post-disaster planning with resilient land-use planning strategies through brownfields redevelopment. An overview of Planning for Community Resilience will be described in terms of building the capacity of a community to change and adapt to challenges posed by changing conditions such as natural, health and economic disasters. Healthfields Redevelopment can be a strategic approach to tackling Community Health Disparities through brownfields redevelopment. Another important aspect of a healthy community is Local Food Access. Converting brownfields to community gardens, for example, can help build resilient communities, especially in food deserts. This webinar will explore various aspects of community gardens such as contaminant uptake by crops and best management practices.
Who should attend? Local and regional government officials, planning staff, local and regional economic and community development organizations, community organizations, public health practitioners, consultants, and others interested in healthfields.
Beth Grigsby, KSU TAB Partner, Land Re-Creations LLC (Moderator)
Sandra Whitehead, Program Director, Sustainable Urban Planning Dept., George Washington University
Miles Ballogg, KSU TAB Partner, Cardno
Sabine Martin, KSU TAB Partner, CTOR Solutions
For more information, contact:
Beth Grigsby, [email protected], 317-601-3839
Daena Blair,[email protected],785-532-6027