Trending: Healthy Communities
Can the planning, design, and engineering of communities contribute to a healthier society? Most definitely. In fact, VHB integrates healthy community design principles into our planning practice for cities, corridors, and neighborhoods.
Healthy Community Design Spotlight
Meet Curt Ostrodka.
Curt is the Director of Community Planning in VHB’s Orlando, Florida office. He is also a champion of incorporating Healthy Community Design principles into neighborhood revitalization and planning communities that are designed to encourage people to live healthy lives. Curt integrated Healthy Community Design principles for the City of Orlando’s Parramore Comprehensive Plan, an award winning neighborhood revitalization plan that balances the preservation of cultural heritage with the need for economic development.
“One of the most important things when planning a healthy community is to respect the history of a neighborhood including the existing community assets. I really enjoy engaging with residents one on one to learn what makes the neighborhood special," said Curt Ostrodka, AICP, LEED AP.
As part of our overall commitment to health, VHB held a 10-week Step Challenge to encourage staff to get moving. VHBers collectively took 124,874,376 steps. Curt’s total steps in 2017 so far – 1,466,122!
If you would like to find out more about VHB's exciting work in Healthy Community Design connect with Curt at firstname.lastname@example.org.