Health Impact Assessments
Prepared by Karen Roof with EnviroHealth & Alisha Brown, Felicia Hilton,
& Lisa Schott with the Stapleton Foundation’s be well Initiative, July 2010.
This is a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) created to inform a policy decision about the specific location on of a regional recreationon center in North Aurora.
This center is one of three, with two others planned for Central and South Aurora at Vassar Park and Aurora Reservoir.
After a series of public meetings facilitated by the Aurora Residents for Recreation Task Force, four city-owned properties were eliminated as potential sites for the North Aurora recreation center due to limited acreage and/or conflicting uses.
Currently, one city-owned property, Bicentennial Park, and three privately-owned properties, Mt. Nebo, Fitzsimons Centerpiece, and Monterey Point are still under consideration.
Click the link below, to download the complete Northwest Aurora HIA.
Central Park Boulevard Commuter Rail Station
Commissioned by Stapleton Foundation for sustainable urban communities
A growing body of research indicates that the built environment can have an enormous effect
on human health in communities throughout the United States.
Urban planning decisions can significantly impact physical and mental health, equity, safety
and social well being and should be assessed to understand their effects on the residents,
especially those who are most vulnerable.
Since diversity is one of the most significant drivers of success toward a competitive,
sustainable, equitable and challenging community environment, it is important to have
a focused and deliberate strategy that promotes diversity and multiculturalism.
In recent years many communities, organizations and local governments have begun
performing Health Impact Assessments (HIA) to analyze the health impacts of new projects,
proposed policies and the existing built environment for more equitable, safe, and healthy
residents and neighborhoods.
Click the link below to downlaod the complete Central Park Blvd HIA