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YPG Planners Pint Night: Mental Health and the Built Environment

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Kupros Craft House

1217 21st St

Sacramento, CA 95816

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“The physical landscapes of places and the sociocultural context in which people live and build communities have direct and indirect effects on mental wellness. An individual’s quality of life is attributable to various factors related to the built environment, ranging from long commute patterns and exposure to smog, to the presence or absence of natural areas and public green spaces. For this reason, the link between the built environment and the physical, mental, and social well-being of residents is a growing interest among public health professionals and land use planners.[i]

Join us in hearing from two experts in the built environment and epidemiological field about how individual and community well-being is derived from and impacted by the communities we live in. Explore how historic disinvestment in communities have created disparities in both physical health and mental health, limiting access to opportunity. Discuss the role of planners today in building and retrofitting communities for resilience. Gain insights into ways to only engage, but partner with communities to tackle these challenges through planning.

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  • Flojaune Cofer, PhD, MPH Senior Director of Policy – Public Health Advocates, City of Sacramento Active Transportation Commission
  • Rachel Patten, NeighborWoods Program Coordinator – Sacramento Tree Foundation

[i] Urban Habitat – Discussion Paper: The Impact of the Built Environment on Mental Wellness. https://urbanhabitat.org/sites/default/files/Impact%20of%20the%20Built%20Environment%20on%20Mental%20Wellness.pdf

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