Monday, February 23, 2015 Agenda

Monday, February 23, 2015 Agenda

ALR Annual Conference

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Active Living Research 101
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
Daniel A. Rodriguez, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Conference Welcome and Opening Address
Daniel A. Rodriguez, PhD, Program Chair, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
Tina Kauh, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Technology & Resource Announcements

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1: Investing in Active Communities
a) Investing in Health: An Analysis of Economic Development Initiatives that Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles, Monica Chierici, MPA, The New York Academy of Medicine
b) The Role of Health-Related Community Investing as an Active Living Research Implementation Strategy, Semra Aytur, PhD, MPH, University of New Hampshire
c) Boosting Boston's State of Place: Applying an Evidence-based Tool to Guide Social Impact Investments Aiming to Increase Walkability and Health in Historically Distressed Neighborhoods, Mariela Alfonzo, PhD, State of Place / New York University
d) The Social Cost of Physical Inactivity in Switzerland in 2011, Renato Mattli, MSc, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

SESSION 2: Land Use & Transportation Planning
a) Why Get Involved? Local Policymaker Participation in Land Use Policies that Influence Active Living, Marissa Zwald, MPH, Washington University in St. Louis
b) Developing a Model for Integrating Health into Local Land Use and Transportation Planning, Sherry Ryan, PhD, Chen Ryan Associates / San Diego State University
c) More Active Living-oriented County and Municipal Zoning is Associated with Increased Adult Physical Activity—United States, 2011, Jamie Chriqui, PhD, MHS, University of Illinois at Chicago
d) Transit Use, Physical Activity, and Body Mass Index Changes: Objective Measures Associated With Complete Street Light Rail Construction, Barbara Brown, PhD, University of Utah

SESSION 3: Policy & Environmental Strategies
a) Physical Activity-Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, PhD, Baylor University
b) A National Survey of Correlates of Local Health Department Engagement in Community Policy to Encourage Physical Activity, Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, University of Massachusetts Medical School
c) Translating Research into Policy: New York City's Executive Order on Active Design, Megan Lent, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
d) Evaluation of Complete Streets Policy Implementation by Metropolitan Planning Organizations: From Policy Adoption to Implementation, Billy Fields, PhD, Texas State University

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation

Gil Peñalosa, MBA, PhDhc, Founder and Chair of the Board, 8-80 Cities

From Talking to Doing: A 5-Point Strategy for Sustainable Mobility

Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of the Board of 8-80 Cities, has delivered keynotes in over 180 different cities in all continents. Originally from Colombia where he was Commissioner and led the creation of hundreds of parks as well as the re-birth of Ciclovia / Open Streets, a program that sees over 1.3 million people go out into the streets to walk, bike, run, skate or other physical activity. For the past 15 years Gil has lived in Toronto, Canada, where 9 years ago he created the non-profit organization 8 and 80 Cities. The premise is simple: if everything that we did in our cities’ public spaces, such as streets, side-walks, parks, etc., was great for an 8 year old and for an 80 year old; then we’d have great communities for all, from 0 to over 100 years old. We need to stop building cities as if everyone was 30 years old and athletic. Gil discussed leading practices around the world for sustainable mobility and public spaces that encourage active living. He highlighted the sense of urgency, some of the problems, solutions, and presented his five point strategy to move from talking to doing.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Group Physical Activity Break

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Session and Welcome Reception

Over 80 posters were presented in the areas of active transportation, urban design, parks & recreation, schools and other important active living research topics.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Evening Entertainment & Activity

Local cultural dance groups demonstrated and taught us dances from all over the world.

8:00 p.m. Dinner on your own