Creating 21st Century Built Environment Solutions for Health, Economy, and Environment
A lecture by Richard Jackson, MD
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The American Institute of Architects, East Bay
1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
5:45pm Lecture begins with reception to follow
$3 AIA members; $5 Non-members; $15 at the door
On Wednesday, September 30th, Dr. Richard Jackson, an internationally recognized environmental health expert, will address the East Bay community on matters of public health and the built environment. The lecture is presented by The American Institute of Architects , East Bay at 5:30pm at 1405 Clay Street in downtown Oakland .
While architects struggle with increased demands and diminished revenues, the nation faces an onslaught of challenges: dramatic increases in diabetes and chronic diseases with crushing health care costs, greenhouse gases on the rise, and species and resources in dramatic decline. Piecemeal efforts will not reverse these threats. In his lecture, “Confronting Crisis, Crash and Collapse: Creating 21st Century Built Environment Solutions for Health, Economy, and Environment” Dr. Jackson will ask how, through the built environment, can we find opportunities to prevent disease and promote physical and mental health?
Dr. Jackson has served as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health, as the CDC National Center for Environmental Health’s director, and as California ’s state health officer. Over the past decade a portion of his work has been on how the 'built environment', including architecture and urban planning, affects health. Jackson works on the health impacts of environmental threats, ranging from toxic substances, chemical body burdens, terrorism, loss of resources, destructive farm policies, climate change, and bad urban design. Currently, he is chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA School of Public Health.
For more information please call AIA East Bay at 510/464-3600.
Presented by the Regional Urban Design Committee.