This presentation by Ricky Cotto on the Fort Worth Blue Zones Project shares best practices for creating an environment of well-being and and discusses the economic benefits of a healthier community. Upon successful completion of this course, AICP professionals can earn .75 CE, and ASLA professionals can earn .75 CEPH.
- The secrets to longevity: The research found by National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner about the longest lived people in the world and their enviroments.
- Implementation: How did Fort Worth create an enviroment of Well-being? Did it work?
- Outcomes & City Partnerships: What were some key changes that city planners made to improve our built enviroment.
Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Fort Worth. A vital part of Fort Worth’s Healthiest City Initiative, Blue Zones Project® encourages changes in our community environment that lead to healthier options.
When our entire community participates – from our worksites and schools to our restaurants and grocery stores – the small changes contribute to huge benefits for all of us: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life.