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AIA Advocacy @ Convention: Designing the Built Environment for Global Health

By Tatyana Brown, Manager, Public Policy

From June 20 to 22, thousands of AIA members will be descending on Denver, CO for the 2013 AIA Convention. How will you make a difference for your community while you are there? By attending one of the AIA Advocacy events! Over the next few weeks, we will be outlining these events in greater detail. Next to be featured is Designing the Built Environment for Global Health.

TH407 Designing the Built Environment for Global Health

Can better design stem America’s emerging healthcare crisis? Join us to discuss how the U.S. epidemic of obesity and chronic diseases is transforming the profession of architecture. Let’s talk about the role that architects should play in promoting public health. How does healthier design in large cities compare to that in smaller communities? What are the differences, and how much do they have in common? How do we design buildings and neighborhoods that enable people of all ages and abilities to stay active in their communities?

Do you have answers, do you have questions? Join the conversation to discuss our biggest challenges, identify key opportunities – and learn about the successes you can replicate!

Event Details

Date: 6/20/2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee: $0
Learning Credits: 1.0 LU
Location: Room 201
Provider: AIA National Policy and Community Relations


Rick Bell, FAIA
Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter, New York, NY

Russell A. Davidson, AIA
President, KG&D Architects & Engineers, PC, Mount Kisco, NY

Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, Hon. AIA
Professor and Chair, UCLA Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA

Ray Pentecost, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP
President, Design and Health, LLC, Norfolk, VA

You can add this program to your plan and view presenter biographies on the program’s event page.

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