February 25, 2016

Shaping the Urban Health & Environmental Landscape

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How do we design urban places that reduce violence and crime, increase environmental sustainability, and support the public’s health and well-being? Researchers discussed the latest research findings on best practices and health outcomes across the nation and learn how low cost, place-based initiatives can transform the health and safety of urban areas. Speakers included Charles Branas, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania; Sara Heller, Professor of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania; Rupal Sanghvi, Founder, HealthxDesign; and Bob Grossmann, Senior Director, Vacant Land, Philadelphia Horticultural Society. Co-sponsored by Penn IUR, the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI), PennDesign, and the Urban Health Lab.

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