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Community Assessment Workshops

Client/Project Owner:

Blue Zones, LLC

Status

Ongoing

Helping Communities Improve their Health and Well-Being

Communities across the U.S. are significantly lowering healthcare costs, improving productivity, fostering economic development, and enjoying a higher quality of life through the implementation of Blue Zones Projects. Fabian is serving as project manager and built environment expert for the Blue Zones team to complete community readiness assessments in communities across the US to determine how to make these healthier places to live, work, grow up, and grow old.

 

The methodology involves a structured exploration of each community to learn and assess the state of well-being to then build a plan for community transformation. During the readiness assessment workshops the team facilitates discussions to flush issues around the following sectors: Schools, Worksites, Engagement, and Community Policy. The team also leads sessions focused on the Built Environment where discussions are centered around creating safer streets for youth and seniors, planning and zoning strategies for economic development and a variety of housing types, and strengthening the multimodal network for recreation, access, and healthy lifestyle purposes.

 

The goal of these engagements is to understand where the community has been, where it wants to go, and how Blue Zones can help accelerate their success. The assessment activities involve engagement with public agency staff, elected officials, public health experts, economic and community development advocates, and residents. Through this engagement process, the team identifies the highest priority strengths, challenges, and opportunities, and prepares a Discovery Report that serves as a foundation for the development of a community blueprint. This documents sets an actionable plan of short- and long-term strategies for increased economic vibrancy, environmental quality, and public health.

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Services:

Livable Transportation

Community Engagement

Project Management & Coordination

 

Expertise:

Planning of Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems

Community Workshops

Walking Audits

Livable Streets Strategies

Graphics & Storytelling

Public Meetings