Professional Practice

Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods Call for Papers

Date: 8/18/2017 - 10/31/2017

Type: Call for Papers / Submissions

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): US

Description: 55th International Making Cities Livable Conference
May 14-18, 2018, The Shaw Center, Ottawa, Canada

Join us in Ottawa to share your achievements and learn from others how we can best promote healthy, sustainable, equitable 10-minute neighborhoods. We shall discuss the best neighborhood models for encouraging walking, biking and public transit, high-density human scale mixed use, places to foster daily social life and community, opportunities for daily contact with nature, and equitable neighborhood planning.

Paper proposals are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners concerned with issues such as the following:

Planning 10-Minute neighborhoods
Land-use planning for new neighborhoods
Re-shaping suburbia into healthy 10-minute neighborhoods
Essential elements of 10-minute neighborhoods

Generating Community in 10-Minute Neighborhoods
Neighborhood plazas, sociable squares, Reclaiming streets for people    
Child- and elder-friendly lifetime community  
Form based coding to generate “Eyes on the Street”   
Combatting loneliness, depression, strengthening the "Social immune system"
Social networks in vertical and horizontal sprawl v. human scale density

The Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhood
Active mobility, walkable, bikable streets, complete streets, etc
How the built and natural environment affects health    
Integrating public health and planning, Health impact assessment    
Health impact of air pollution, urban noise, light pollution; and mitigation strategies

The Ecologically Sustainable 10-Minute Neighborhood
Fighting climate change by healthy urban design    
Transit-oriented, mixed-use development    
Restructuring suburbs, high-rise and sprawl
Green architecture, green urban design
Combatting food deserts, urban agriculture    

The Equitable 10-Minute Neighborhood
Health equity planning    
Inclusive and equitable communities, healing social segregation   
Community participation/ Children and youth involvement
Prioritizing improvements in poor neighborhoods, barrios and favelas
Housing the homeless/preventing homelessness /Integrating immigrants

For more details and to submit a proposal, please see:


Julia Lent

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