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Fostering Healthy Communities

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

Fostering Healthy Communities

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UT Opportunity Forum Presents:

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


Lunch provided


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 accelerateor impedethese projects and empoweror prohibithealthier 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


To learn more about the UT Opportunity Forum, visit our website.

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When & Where

The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Room SRH 3.122
2315 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78705

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

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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.

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