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Arizona Alliance for Livable Communities
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The AALC will be holding a member retreat on Thursday, August 30 to review activities/accomplishments for 2017 and to identify potential activities for the remainder of the year and the first part of 2018. The AALC Leadership Team is surveying all AALC members as well as those on our email list who are interested in our work to determine interest and support for future activities.
 
We are asking for less than 5 minutes of your time to review and provide feedback on the New Directions Activity List.  BUT FIRST, take a brief look at our current major activities to receive some context.

CURRENT MAJOR ACTIVITIES

Health Impact Assessment - The AALC has been involved, at least to some degree, in all 20+ HIAs that have occurred or that are occurring in the state of Arizona. This has included conducting HIAs, providing free technical assistance, serving on community advisory boards and acting in a consulting role. As funding becomes available for HIAs, we forsee there will be ongoing opportunities for the AALC to prepare or be involved in these projects, however, with limited funding for HIA on the horizon, the AALC is seeking ways in which we can identify how the principles of HIA can be incorporated into appropriate policy making process without having to pour as much time and as many resources into the efforts.

General Plan Updates/Advocacy -
The AALC has been relatively successful incorporating healthy communities principles and policies into city/town general plan updates. In Maricopa County, we have worked with Goodyear, Avondale, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix and we are now approaching the end of the update process for cities/towns including Buckeye, Queen Creek, and Peoria. We have also gotten our feet wet working with planners on Active Transportation related plans at city and regional levels.

The Healthy Community Design Public Policy Toolkit – This helpful tool provides an on-line, interactive checklist that is used to identify critical healthy community policies that can (and should) be included in plans prepared by public agencies throughout Arizona. The toolkit is not just a singular digital file that includes all of the elements of a general plan, but also includes a series of individual digital files for specific planning topics that span a broad cross spectrum of planning documents.    

 
Access the brief New Directions survery here.
Please submit responses by the end of the week. Thank you!
Thanks for
your time!


Aug 30 - Member Retreat

9:00am - Noon

Arizona State Health Laboratory, 'Igloo',
250 N. 17th Avenue, Phoenix
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