A Conversation About Cities and Health.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
3 to 5 p.m.


National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC


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Livestreaming Available During Event

Cohosted by Boston University School of Public Health, Initiative on Cities, AcademyHealth, and the de Beaumont Foundation.

More than half the world’s population now lives in cities, and more than 80 percent of Americans live in cities. Cities therefore are becoming our predominant shared experience; they shape the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, how we behave, think, and feel. This means that we have a tremendous opportunity to create cities that generate health. How do we build cities that improve the health of populations? How do we create physical environments that encourage healthy behaviors? Can cities reduce social isolation in the face of a rapidly changing world? This panel addresses these questions, bringing together experts on the topic on the occasion of the release of Urban Health, a new book on the topic from Oxford, and the Health Component of the Menino Survey of Mayors.


Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Boston University Initiative on Cities

Julie MoritaJulie Morita, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Public Health

LaQuandra NesbittLaQuandra Nesbitt, Director, District of Columbia Department of Health

Monica Valdes LupiMonica Valdes Lupi (SPH ’99), Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, the Urban Institute


Lisa Simpson, President and CEO, AcademyHealth


Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


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