Moving Toward an Active Delaware Through Community Design
This by-invitation-only forum—held on October 7, 2009, at Dover Downs Hotel in Dover, Del.—brought together agencies, organizations, and community leaders to discuss community design approaches that can lead to a healthier Delaware. Participants gained insights on land use and its connection to active living and health.
This forum was coordinated by Nemours Health & Prevention Services.
Forum Presentations (all viewable/downloadable in PDF , instructions for viewing/downloading):
- Keynote - Creating a Legacy: The Importance of Healthy and Livable Communities (6.3MB), by
Richard Killingsworth, Director of Strategic Planning and Operations, Nemours Health & Prevention Services
- Statewide Approach to Address Healthy Eating & Active Living (4.7MB), by Michelle Eichinger, Physical Activity Program Administrator, Delaware Division of Public Health
- Capitalizing on Citizen Interest in Active Living (2.0MB), by Kendall Sommers, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation
- Why Active Living is Essential Across the Lifespan (356KB), by Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health
- The Key Ingredients to Healthy, Rewarding Communities: Laying the Groundwork for Smarter Growth in Delaware (2.7MB), by Connie Holland, Director, Office of State Planning Coordination
- Building Great Communities (1.0MB), by Marcia Scott, Associate Policy Scientist, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware
- Lessons from the Field: Breakthrough Strategies in Newark, Milford, Lewes and Dover
(Julia O’Hanlon, Assistant Policy Scientist)
- Newark (10.8MB), by Charlie Emerson, Director, City of Newark Department of Parks and Recreation, and Mike Fortner, Planner, City of Newark
- Milford (3.4MB), by Gary Emory, Director, City of Milford Department of Parks and Recreation
- Lewes (1.5MB), by Mike Lynn, President, RDM, Inc.
- Dover (1.3MB), by Ann Marie Townshend, AICP, Planning Director, City of Dover
- Wrap-Up Session (4.5MB), by Chris Oakes, Environment and Policy Setting Co-Chair,
Delaware Partners to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL)
For more information, contact Marcia Scott (302-831-0581).