Almost 80% of the US population currently live in cities. This increase in urban populations places a greater demand on city resources – housing, transportation, reliable employment. How do you build a city that is sustainable, inclusive and centered around community needs? By putting public health at the center of the planning process, cities can find a sustainable solution to build a resilient community.

Cohosted with the Boston University Initiative on Cities.

Agenda

  • 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  • Planning better cities: How do we build the healthy city of the future?
    Melissa Chinchilla, Research Scientist, AltaMed
    Barbara Ferrer, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
    Arthur Jemison, Chief of Planning, Boston Planning & Development Agency
    Mary Rowe, President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute
    Jota Samper, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • LUNCH
    Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.
  • 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Safer cities: How do cities become better more equitable environments in which to live
    Karen Chapple, Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto
    Bernadette Merikle, Executive Director, Road Map Project
    Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Professor, Cornell University
    Andre Perry, Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro

Speakers

  • Cynthia Chinchilla, title, organization
    @mychinchilla

    Melissa Chinchilla

    Research Scientist, AltaMed

  • @lapublichealth

    Barbara Ferrer

    Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

  • @JAJemison2

    Arthur Jemison

    Chief of Planning, Boston Planning & Development Agency

  • @rowemw

    Mary Rowe

    President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute

  • @jotasamper

    Jota Samper

    Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

  • @profchapple

    Karen Chapple

    Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto

  • @FollowingB

    Bernadette Merikle

    Executive Director, Road Map Project

  • @CornellCHE

    Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

    Professor, Cornell University

  • @andreperryedu

    Andre Perry

    Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro

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