Designing Healthy Communities

In honor of our colleague Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH retiring, we hosted an educational symposium at UCLA to explore the past, present, and future of built environment and health. Scroll down to see videos, photos, and other content from the event.

 


 

Designing Healthy Communities Symposium, April 6th 2018

Download the Full Program here

On April 6th 2018, UCLA COEH hosted a free, all-day symposium convening the authors from the groundbreaking bookUrban Sprawl and Public Health, among many other prominent built environment experts. Through talks, panels and breakout activities, guests explored scientific, community, policy, and practice perspectives on the past, present and future of the field of built environment and health. Watch the presentations below.

 

SETTING THE HEALTHY PLACES AGENDA - 15 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, HonAIA, HonASLA | Built Environment and Health: The Road to Now | Professor Emeritus, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH | Healthy Communities: The Global Context | Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health; Head-designate, Wellcome Trust

Lawrence Frank, PhD | Health & Economic Benefits of Walkable-Transit Oriented Development: The Evidence and the Market Converge | Bombardier Chair and Professor, University of British Columbia Schools of Population and Public Health 

Panel Discussion featuring: Richard Jackson, Lawrence Frank, and Howard Frumkin


BIG PICTURE PERSPECTIVES ON FRONTIERS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Green-Open-Public Space & Health

Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH | The National Study of Neighborhood Parks | Senior Scientist, RAND Corporation

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, PhD | Placemaking for an Aging Population: Planning & Design for Age-Friendly Parks | Professor of Urban Planning, Luskin School of Public Affairs

Panel Discussion featuring: Deboarh Cohen and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris


Role of Public Health is Justice, via Transport & Health

Michael Jerrett, PhD | Safe Routes to Play? Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crashes Near Parks in Los Angeles | Chair, UCLA Environmental Health Sciences Department; Director, UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health

<<video coming soon>>

Charles Brown, MPA | Examining the Impact of Crime on Walking in Three Communities in New Jersey | Senior Researcher & Adjunct Professor, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Housing & Health

Paul Ong, PhD | Gentrification in Los Angeles | Professor of Urban Planning, Luskin School of Public Affairs 

Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH | Shared Advantage | Professor, Vice-Chair, UCLA Department of Family Medicine; Founding Director, UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America


ACTIVITY BREAKOUTS

Transport & Health

Seleta Reynolds | General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Renee Fortier | Executive Director, UCLA Transportation & Event Services

 

Housing & Health

Ramon Mendez | Director of Solutions, Enterprise Community Partners

Rosemary Veniegas, PhD | Senior Program Officer- Health, California Community Foundation

Clare De Briere | Founder, C+C Ventures; Chair of the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles District Council

 

Green-Open-Public Space & Health

Brian Cole, DrPH | Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Program Manager, UCLA Center for Health Advancement 

Robert Garcia | Founding Director, The City Project

Angelina Leung | Emerita, Healthy Campus Initiative, MoveWell Pod Leader


SYNTHESIZING HOW TO BUILD HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Angelo Bellomo | Deputy Director for Health Protection Division, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

 

Michael Jerrett, PhD, | UCLA Environmental Health Sciences Department and UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health


PHOTOS

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Designing Healthy Communities Symposium - April 6, 2018


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