Measuring Up The North: "Creating Universally Designed Healthy Sustainable Communities"

Emerald Lake in British Columbia, Canada

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Tumbler Ridge News reports on the coming of age of important - and grandly ambitious - project directed by Laurie Ringaert that is part of British Columbia's Legacy 2010 initiative:

Measuring Up The North (MUTN), a project that facilitates the development of livable, disability-friendly, age-friendly, universally designed, inclusive communities for all residents and visitors in Northern British Columbia, will host a conference "Creating Universally Designed Healthy Sustainable Communities" to be held at the Civic Centre in Prince George from April 6-8, 2009.

Over 250 delegates from across British Columbia as well as other parts of Canada and USA will attend. Delegates will include elected officials, planners, builders, developers, policy makers, code officials, designers, architects, health professionals, researchers, disability and senior's advocates and others. The anticipated results are more livable communities that help build local economies and enhance social development.

For the full story:
http://www.tumblerridgenews.com/story.php?id=203684

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