Walkability and Healthy Food Access: Planning Through an Equity Lens

This presentation is part of the It Takes a Village: Vital Elements of a Healthy Community session.

Our food system plays a critical role in the health of our communities, yet we know there are significant disparities we need to address. Thoughtful walkability planning can make real improvements. In this session, we’ll look at how planning for a walkability can facilitate equity, sustainable food systems, and healthy communities. We’ll share several resources, including the Food Access Planning Guide and Minnesota Walks, a collaborative effort between the Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Health for safe, desirable, and convenient places to walk and roll.  Participants will leave with strategies, resources, and sample language for walkability planning projects.

Presenter: Nadja Berneche, Healthy Comprehensive Planning Director, Terra Soma

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