On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, HealthyDesign.City will be hosting a webinar coinciding with the official release of the HealthyPlan.City mapping tool. See the full invitation below:
November 28, 2023 | 1-2 pm EST // 10-11 am PST
Official Release of HealthyPlan.City
The HealthyDesign.City and Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) teams are excited to announce the release of the new version of the HealthyPlan.city tool.
HealthyPlan.City is a free web mapping application that helps users identify environmental inequity in over 125 Canadian cities. The tool leverages nationally standardized environmental data and demographic data from the Canadian Census to map out neighbourhoods where relatively higher proportions of vulnerable populations experience worse environmental conditions. A preliminary version of the tool focussing on heat islands and tree canopy cover was made publicly available in summer 2022. This release of the tool includes multiple improvements such as:
- Eight additional vulnerable population indicators from the 2021 Canadian Census
- Ten additional built environment indicators such as air pollution, proximity to parks, proximity to transit stops, and flood susceptibility
- An improved user interface; and
- New data visualization functionalities
In this webinar, HealthyPlan.City co-directors Jeff Brook and Dany Doiron will provide an overview of the data and functionalities included in the new version of the HealthyPlan.City tool. Dr. Sarah Viehbeck, Chief Science Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada will give opening remarks with closing remarks from Dr. Sonia Anand, Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at McMaster University.