APA Los Angeles presents: Planning for Public Health

APA California Chapter, Los Angeles Section


Wednesday, May 23, 2012
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PDT

West Hollywood, CA,

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APA Los Angeles presents: Planning for Public Health with William Roschen, Jean Armbruster, and Susan Tae The Los Angeles Section of the APA is pleased to present the first in an ongoing series of discussions addressing the ways in which planners and designers are working to solve the public health challenges afflicting our communities. This first event will focus on recent (and ongoing) efforts by the City and County of Los Angeles to address public health issues through new and innovative policies and procedures. Bill Roschen, head of the City's Planning Commission, will discuss the City's efforts, including the development of a Public Health Element for the General Plan Framework. Jean Armbruster, director of the County Public Health Department's PLACE program will speak about Project RENEW and the department's other initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes by adapting the physical environment. Susan Tae, Supervising Regional Planner with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, will focus on the County's Healthy Design Ordinance, passed earlier this year. The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Nettler, Managing Editor at Planetizen.com.

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Susan Tae

Confirmed Speaker

Susan Tae is a Supervising Regional Planner with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning. She currently oversees the Zoning Permits North Section, which reviews proposed development in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys, including renewable energy, surface mining, and landfill operations. She has been appointed a Hearing Examiner ... Read More

Bill Roschen

Confirmed Speaker

Bill E. Roschen, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C is Principal at Roschen Van Cleve Architects and President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. Bill Roschen’s career manifests the new paradigm of “citizen architect” as civic leader who can engage communities in the thoughtful conversations required to advance infill ... Read More

Jean Armbruster

Confirmed Speaker

Jean Armbruster, MA, is the Director of the PLACE Program (Policies from Livable, Active Communities and Environments) at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The program’s mission is to foster policy change that supports the development of safe, healthy, active environments for all Los Angeles County residents ... Read More