CA10 - Health Session 2: Building Vibrant, Healthy and Sustainable Communities for All

Tuesday, November 13 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM | 186 « Back

Abstract Text:

Community design and development has a profound impact on community health. While the sustainability movement has long included a focus on human health, an increase in availability of explicitly health-focused design strategies increases the ability of green building practitioners and community developers to intentionally promote community health through their work. This session will bring together a variety of perspectives to discuss health-promoting, sustainable community development. Kareeshma Ali, Design Research Lead at the Greater Good Studio, will share lessons from the health-focused work at Greater Good Studio, specifically their approach to building vibrant and child-centered communities through the Raising Places project. Molly Meyer, Founder and CEO of Omni Ecosystems, will discuss efforts to position green roofs as platforms for community engagement, economic opportunity and healthy eating. Finally, Charlene Andreas, Director of Building Development for LUCHA, will discuss LUCHA’s experience utilizing an intentional health promotion process to guide their approach to developing green affordable housing in Chicago. Community design and development has a profound impact on community health. While the sustainability movement has long included a focus on human health, an increase in availability of explicitly health-focused design strategies increases the ability of green building practitioners and community developers to intentionally promote community health through their work. This session will bring together a variety of perspectives to discuss health-promoting, sustainable community development. Kareeshma Ali, Design Research Lead at the Greater Good Studio, will share lessons from the health-focused work at Greater Good Studio, specifically their approach to building vibrant and child-centered communities through the Raising Places project. Molly Meyer, Founder and CEO of Omni Ecosystems, will discuss efforts to position green roofs as platforms for community engagement, economic opportunity and healthy eating. Finally, Charlene Andreas, Director of Building Development for LUCHA, will discuss LUCHA’s experience utilizing an intentional health promotion process to guide their approach to developing green affordable housing in Chicago. Note: This session is part of the Health track within CAHS. You are encouraged to select the other sessions within this track, though it is not required.

Learning Objectives:

Communicate the relationship between building and neighborhood design and community health outcomes.

Describe best practices in promoting health through community development.

"Identify available tools and incentives to promote population health and health equity through built environment practice."

Discuss the need for interdisciplinary approaches to promoting community health through community development.


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
1 GBCI
AIA Credit Hours:
1 AIA


Event Type: Communities & Affordable Homes Summit > Session


 
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