Blue Zones: The Economics, Health and Science of Community Walkability
Informational and inspirational insight into the ideal living environment known as the Blue Zones initiative and the relationship to the Landscape Architecture community. The Blue Zones Initiative is an initiative growing within communities across the country and resounding across multiple professions including Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Municipal Officials and Community Leaders. Dan Burden will engage with the core design and foundational elements relative to the core of landscape architects to encourage an engaging and transformational conversation about the intersection of the design profession and community design to promote healthy, active, functional and connected communities.
Bonita Springs, FL
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Blue Zones, what are Blue Zones, and how does this research apply to our profession? The economics and science behind walkability. Life Radius, and how can ASLA members work to direct population growth to these areas. Active Transportation, and the role of LA’s to increase active living. Social use of space; and how to design to maximize exchange. Age friendly designs. The role of natural surveillance in design. The importance of street connectivity to increase active transportation. Bringing life back to dead streets. What are the Blue Zones Methods, and what results do they bring? Moving from ideas to results.
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