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.
- 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.
LUNCHLunch 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 liveKaren 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
Research Scientist, AltaMed
Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Chief of Planning, Boston Planning & Development Agency
President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto
Executive Director, Road Map Project
Mardelle McCuskey Shepley
Professor, Cornell University
Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro
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