Fostering Healthy Communities: Austin's Built Environment and Its Impact on Public Health
November 1, 2013
The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Room SRH 3.122
Join us for an engaging discussion on how to facilitate physical activity and better health for Austin's families through improvements to our built environment, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Learn about some of the latest research on the intersection between public health and the design of our built environment, hear about local projects that are underway in this area, and explore with us how the just-launched process to rewrite Austin's land development code could accelerate—or impede—these projects and empower—or prohibit—healthier communities.
Registration: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.
Presenter: Dr. Bill Kohl, Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology, UT School of Public Health, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living; UT Austin, College of Education, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Pamela Larson, Community Transformation Grant Planner, City of Austin
Eileen Nehme, Dell Health Scholar, PhD Candidate, UT School of Public Health
Council Member Chris Riley, City of Austin
Jane Winslow, PhD Candidate, UT School of Architecture
Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Professor, Community and Regional Planning, UT School of Architecture
Event Co-Sponsor: LBJ School of Public Affairs, Center for Health and Social Policy
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About the UT Opportunity Forum
The UT Opportunity Forum is an interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Texas faculty working to foster the expansion of equitable opportunities for low-income Texans. Through applied research, educational forums, and experiential learning opportunities, the Forum engages the University and community leaders in developing inclusive strategies to improve low-income Texans' access to economic opportunities and to foster stronger and more equitable communities.
About HousingWorks Austin
HousingWorks Austin advocates a wide range of housing options so that all Austinites can afford a home that is close to jobs, family, schools, recreation, and places of worship. Through research, education, and advocating policies that create and supply affordable housing in every part of town and where it is most needed, HousingWorks Austin is working to promote its vision of Austin as a community where everyone has the opportunity to secure an affordable home.