Interventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) (www.teaminteract.ca) is a national collaboration of leading scientists, public health experts, and urban planners uncovering how major changes in city design shape the health and wellbeing of Canadians.
Initially launching in four cities across Canada – Victoria, Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Montreal – INTERACT will evaluate the health impact of real world urban form interventions. Together these interventions represent an investment of more than $225 M. The Arbutus Greenway is the study focus for the Vancouver site of INTERACT.
In spring 2018, INTERACT is launching a five-year study to uncover how the development of Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway is impacting physical activity, social participation, and well-being of nearby residents, and whether these impacts are felt equally across different socioeconomic groups. This study is led by INTERACT researchers at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with the City of Vancouver and scientists across Canada. We are recruiting adults 45 years of age or older who live within 2 km of the Arbutus Greenway to help us learn how this new development influences your activity, well-being, social interactions.
To learn more about the INTERACT Vancouver study, please visit www.teaminteract.ca/vancouver, or contact Caitlin Pugh, the INTERACT Vancouver project coordinator (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 604-875-4111 ext. 21722).