On Thursday, August 21 from 12:30 to 2 pm, PSRC will be hosting a free brown bag on the Planning for Whole Communities Toolkit in the boardroom
This event is part of PSRC’s peer networking lunch series Toolbox 2014.
Speakers will include: Brian Saelens, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Julie West, Seattle-King County Public Health, and Laura Benjamin, Puget Sound Regional Council.
The Planning for Whole Communities Toolkit is a web-based resource designed to help local jurisdictions promote health, equity, and sustainability in policies, programs, and comprehensive plans.
The Toolkit focuses on the cities of Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Normandy Park, Renton, SeaTac, and Tukwila, and the neighborhoods of Southeast Seattle—including Beacon Hill, Georgetown, and South Park—and North Highline.
This work is a product of the Community Transformation Grant and the result of a yearlong collaboration between planners, community advocates, and public health professionals.
The Toolkit focuses on four planning elements: land use and the environment, complete communities, economic opportunity, and active transportation. It is divided into 25 resource guides describing specific tools and outlining guidance for local implementation. While each resource guide is designed to stand alone, many are closely related, and can be combined to create a suite of policies or programs that meets a jurisdiction’s needs.