Upcoming roundtable sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Board at the
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
If you cannot join in person, you can register for the webcast.
How can investments in the built environment advance obesity
12*, join the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions for a workshop that will
explore the roles built environment policies and practices play in the
prevention and treatment of obesity and will highlight promising, scalable,
multi-sector strategies to create more healthful and equitable
environments. Built environment topics that will be covered include urban
planning and design, transportation systems, parks and recreation, and food
systems. Register to attend either in person or via webcast. Due to seating
capacity, in-person registration for this workshop is limited.
Apologies for multiple posting. The TRB NHTS task force (ABJ45T) is
organizing a data challenge more information is below.
Can you tell us something original and surprising about transportation,
health, commerce, or patterns in America? The 2017 NHTS data is rich and
able to provide insight into important questions, if used by thorough and
curious researchers. Can you shed light on a topic like commuting, errands,
eating habits, walking, household composition, effects of ride sharing,
transit use or something else? Develop an idea, analyze the data, and
explain the importance of the result.
This data challenge is a competition for enthusiastic students,
professionals, and the public who want to showcase their analytical and
technical skills. The participants may work individually or in teams and
will have to showcase practical outcome using the 2017 NHTS public use
Deadline - Oct 1, 2018
Contact - Cynthia Bland at nhts.data2017(a)gmail.com
Prize - Opportunity to present at the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting.
Complete details about the data challenge are attached below.
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The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has signed a memorandum of
understanding to collaborate with Streetsmart, a nonprofit organization in
Oregon, USA that is developing an evidence-based transportation tool to
better integrate health into engineering practice. Currently in prototype
form, this online tool will help better integrate a wide range of
environmental and livability concerns, including health, into engineering
and planning practice.
Streetsmart Executive Director Kelly Rodgers explains, "The relationship
between certain transportation strategies, such as traffic calming, and the
goals we have for our communities, such as improved safety and health, have
been described and documented in the research literature. However, this
information isn't readily accessible to those who need it: planners,
engineers, elected officials, and the communities they serve. As an
interactive web-based tool, Streetsmart illuminates these relationships in
a visually rich and compelling way using the best evidence available,
making data that were generally inaccessible more actionable."
"This tool will help ITE members advance the goals of our Transportation
and Health initiative," said Jeffrey Paniati, ITE Executive Director and
CEO. "Helping our members and the greater transportation community make
meaningful connections between transportation practice and the health of
all transportation system users is of great importance. We're excited to be
working with Kelly Rodgers and her team at Streetsmart to effectively
publicize this information to the groups that need it most."
ITE will assist with the review and translation of research results, form
and support one or more potential user focus groups, recruit pilot agencies
and manage pilot projects, support applications for funding, and connect
ITE member transportation professionals to the availability and usefulness
of the tool.
Streetsmart, an incorporated nonprofit organization, gives you the evidence
and insight you need to prioritize, defend, and decide what transportation
solutions works best in your community. Our proof-of-concept prototype is
ready for your feedback. We're building partnerships and pursuing research
projects to build the beta version of Streetsmart. To learn more, visit
Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals
including, transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants,
educators, technologists, and researchers. Through meetings, seminars,
publications, and a network of more than 15,000 members working in more
than 90 countries, ITE is your source for expertise, knowledge, and ideas.
Learn more at www.ite.org.
Dear Health and Transportation Subcommittee members and friends:
Our team is working on NCHRP 25-25 Task 105: A Guidebook for Communications
between Transportation and Public Health Communities. We are working to
develop a practitioner-friendly guide that provides tools and techniques
that can be put into ready use by transportation practitioners and agencies
to effectively integrate health considerations from transportation planning
through implementation. For more information on the project, please visit
the project website at: http://apps.trb.org/cmsfee
The team will be incorporating input from transportation and health
stakeholders in the guidebook which will touch on topics including:
transportation and health processes and points of intersection;
stakeholders to involve; communications and language differences;
communication and coordination techniques; existing organizations, forums
and program resources available to support collaboration; and resources and
data sources for practitioners to learn more about transportation and
The research team would greatly appreciate H+T Subcommittee suggestions for
examples of successful transportation and health coordination and
collaboration efforts, tools and methods. If you have examples to submit to
the team please email asteedly(a)planningcommunities.com and include the
following information: name of or other reference for the effort; brief
description; website (if available); and contact information (name, email
and/or phone) for follow up.
Please send in your suggestions no later than *August 17, 2018* so we can
incorporate them into the next phase of guidebook development. Thank you
very much for your input. We look forward to sharing the guidebook with you
in early 2019!
*Ann Steedly, PE*
Chief Operations Officer
Planning Communities, LLC
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Building II, Suite 310 | Raleigh, NC 27609
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