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Beyond Healthcare, Designing for a Healthier America

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Gensler

2020 K Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20006

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Join Metropolis' Susan S. Szenasy and Gensler Washington D.C. for a Think Tank discussion on Beyond Healthcare, Designing for a Healthier America

A recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reported that less than 3 percent of Americans meet the basic qualifications for a “healthy lifestyle.” Compared to their global peers, Americans are falling behind in quality of life and age expectancy, while their stress levels are rising. Is the issue systemic or situational? How can the trends be reversed and where does this strategy begin? Can design help? A panel of national leaders in community health explore how we can develop better strategies for improving the state of America’s health.

Prior to the panel, we are honored to have US Congressman Tim Ryan, Representative of Ohio’s 13th District, speak to our audience about mindfulness. Author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit and The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm, Congressman Ryan will share about his own personal experience with mindfulness practice and his commitment to seeing the mindfulness and compassion at the center of our work for a better future.


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2:45pm: Doors Open

3:00pm: Special Guest Speaker Congressman Tim Ryan - U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th Congressional District

3:30pm: Discussion

4:30pm: Q&A with Audience

5:00pm: Networking Reception


Panelists:

Adam Darkins MBChB, MPHM, MD FRCS, President and CEO, Empiricon LLC

Tama Duffy Day, Principal & Firmwide Health & Wellness Leader, Gensler

Anoop Kumar, MD, MM, Emergency Physician, Author of Michelangelo’s Medicine

Moderator:

Susan S. Szenazy, Director of Innovation, Metropolis Magazine


1.5 AIA CEU HSW credits available

About Metropolis Think Tank

The Metropolis Think Tank is a continuing education program (AIA CEU HSW accredited) that travels to leading architecture and design firms in key markets throughout North America. Our Think Tank challenges architects, interior designers, manufacturers, experts in design to examine the strengths and weaknesses of current design- thinking and building within the areas of Education, Workplace, Wellness, Hospitality and Urban Design/Mixed-Use. Resulting intelligence is shared across Metropolis’s media channels in book, online and with all of our participating partners.


Metropolis Director of Design Innovation, Susan S. Szenasy, known for her provocative but supportive moderating style, will lead conversations, focusing on the human factor: In search of human and earth-centered design while looking at the collaborative opportunities between manufacturers, architects, designers, industry experts, clients, and thought-leaders.

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