Communities in Transition: Health Implications

Communities in Transition:  Health Implications

Spring 2018 Workshop and Lecture | Thursday, 5 April 2018

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. College of Archtecture and Planning, CU Denver

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Scope:  Three national experts on the health implications in communities facing change will be on the Auraria campus for a two-part event.  An afternoon workshop will take place in which students, faculty, and members of the community can interact with the experts on harm taking place to the health of residents in neighborhoods that are disadvantaged, undergoing transition, or facing displacement.  In the evening, the experts will serve on a panel open to the University community and the general public. 

ROB BAIRDProgram Manager, Prevention Institute, CA
Baird works at the nexus of health equity and land use planning.  His experience includes work in community-based organizations and government-sector health agencies, on topics that include active transportation, food access and nutrition, gentrification and displacement, health impact assessments (HIA), form-based zoning and performance zoning. 

Dr. MINDY FULLILOVEProfessor of Urban Policy and Health, New School, NYC
Fullilove is a board-certified psychiatrist who explores the ties between environment and mental health. For the past 30 years, Mindy has been investigating how broken connections between different sections of cities harm public health and explores ways to reconnect them. She has published numerous articles and books including Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It.

Dr. SAGAR SHAHResearch Associate, American Planning Association’s Planning & Community Health Center, DC
Shah is currently involved in applied research projects at APA, connecting urban planning and public health. His research interest includes investigating the complex relationship between built environment and health through the lens of social equity.



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