NC State University Urban Design Forum
The 6th Annual Urban Design Forum – “Healthy City > Healthy People: Design Solutions” –was held at the downtown convention center in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, February 21, 2009.
The conference, an annual event, highlighted case studies and strategies for design and planning of urban environments that enhance the health and well-being of their citizens. Presenters addressed specific issues of transportation choices, open space, mixed-use development, promotion of physical activity and social opportunities, initiatives that reduce human impact on the environment and spur progressive economic development, and planning processes which promote a healthy built environment.
- Eugene Conti, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Transportation, “The Road to Healthy Living: Strategic Transportation Planning and Prioritization”
- Sadhu Johnston, Chief Environmental Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office, City of Chicago, Chicago “Climate Action Plan: 35 Ways to Ensure a Resilient City”
- Lawrence Scarpa, AIA. Pugh + Scarpa Architects, Santa Monica, Ca. “Livable Places: Ideas for Affordable and Sustainable Mixed-use Communities”
- James Charlier, AICP, Charlier Associates, Boulder, Co. (transportation planning; growth management) “Five Practical Steps to Healthy, Sustainable Mobility”
- Cynthia Girling, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia (author of “Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community”) “Sustainable Urbanism: integrating density, livability, transportation and healthy environments”
- Mindy Fullilove, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Medical Center (author of “Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurt America and What We Can Do About It”) “Public Psychology of Urban Design”
A copy of Jim's presentation is provided below:
Web site for the conference: http://ncsudesign.org/content/index.cfm/mode/1/fuseaction/page/filename/healthycity.html
NC State Design Program: http://ncsudesign.org/content/