Wednesday - Jul 30, 2014
The Champaign-Urbana Regional Planning Commission has released their Champaign-Urbana Health Impact Assessment.
The primary objective of this assessment was to analyze and predict public health impact of transportation and land-use policies which are collectively referred to as the built-environment. While public health has always been a part of planning narratives, in recent years there has been an emerging trend to formalize public health considerations in planning processes. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool which can be used to integrate community health considerations into urban planning processes and policies. It can be used as a framework to inform decision-making and to compare policies or scenarios. The proposed HIA was conducted as part of the Long Range Transportation Plan for the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS).
To learn more get the PDF here, 8MB.