Forum Links Health and Urban Design

The Oregon Environmental Council is hosting a forum: Healthier by Design: Urban Lifestyles and the Built Environment on January 26th. This is part of their Healthy Environment series.

The Oregon Environmental Council is hosting a forum: Healthier by Design: Urban Lifestyles and the Built Environment on January 26th. This is part of their Healthy Environment series.

The amount of time we spend in traffic, background noise, water, air and food quality, access to open spaces or sidewalks— all of these factors affect our health. Lawrence Frank, Ph.D., is the J. Armand Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Transportation at the University of British Columbia and author of Health and Community Design: The Impacts of the Built Environment on Physical Activity, and most recently, co-author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, Building for Healthy Communities. His articles on health, community design and transportation have appeared in Time magazine, CNN, ABC News and other media outlets. Dr. Frank has also had a long-standing regional presence, working with King County and the Puget Sound Clear Air Agency to conduct research and initiate public health programs. He will focus on urban sprawl and public health, with information about his current research.


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