Changing Climate: Healthy Community Design and Transportation
This On-Demand webinar investigates the health impacts of climate change and explores the benefits of healthy community design as a mitigation approach.
The development of transportation systems in the U.S. has transformed our lives and livelihoods. However, increased access to automotive transportation has led to dependence on automobiles and to urban sprawl, where populations are expanding away from urban centers and driving greater distances to workplaces and resources. Dependence on vehicles is among the top factors that have increased greenhouse gas emissions, which drive climate change and are harmful to our health. Increased automobile dependence has led to more sedentary lifestyles, contributing to rising rates of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Many communities are designed for automobiles rather than for residents. Healthy community design practices, however, consider walk-, bike-, and roll-friendly routes when designing or updating communities, allowing people to access necessary amenities safely and practically. This results in improved air quality, health, and quality of life.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Background information on transportation and healthy community design
- Health impacts from poor planning and design practices
- Discussion of climate-friendly options for commuting
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.