On November 4th, 2015, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued an updated Commissioner’s Policy (CP#64) on Environmental Monitoring Services. This is the first update to the policy since February 20, 1992.
The traditional perception of recreation and its benefits is rapidly evolving. Significant trends include urbanization, climate change, an aging population, changing family structures, and public health issues related to inactivity. Engineers can be leaders in adapting to this complex equation of changing realities. Active Design is an approach to the development of neighborhoods, streets and buildings that uses architecture, engineering and urban planning to make daily physical activity more accessible and inviting.