Ernest Hutton, FAICP, Assoc. AIA, Principal of Hutton Associates, Inc.
Can transformations in the built environment inspire people to be more physically active, and make our communities healthier? According to a growing body of research, the answer is yes. The 'Active Design Guidelines' developed for New York City translate this knowledge into concrete strategies for a healthier, more sustainable future. Designers, planners, developers, and operations managers can adapt the Guidelines to their own projects to promote physical activity and help counteract the most pressing health epidemics of our time - poor physical fitness and obesity and their relationship to chronic diseases such as diabetes.
'New York City's Active Design Guidelines' is a 1-hour presentation and discussion session that will:
- explore the relationship between health and the built environment;
- provide an overview of the Guidelines and its list of urban design and building design strategies;
- examine synergies between Active Design, environmental sustainability, and universal design;
- share details on the LEED Innovation Credit for Physical Activity; and
- highlight best practices and current planning and policy initiatives.
About the Speaker:
Ernest Hutton, FAICP, Assoc. AIA, and principal of Hutton Associates, Inc., trained as an architect and city planner at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. His award-winning projects range from the Pittsburgh Cultural District and Charlotte's Mixed-Use Development Strategy to two 'Roanoke Vision' Comprehensive Plans, ten interrelated Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plans for the State of Connecticut, eight hamlet center and corridor plans for the Town of Southampton NY, and his current role (2006-present) as planning advisor to Providence City Council. Recipient of the national 2011 AIA Associate Award, he was a member of the 2007-2011 AIANY Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of its Planning and Urban Design Committee and of New York New Visions. He is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Active Design and works with a unique consortium of NYC agencies initiated by the Department of Health in outreach and implementation of the award winning 'Active Design Guidelines'.