A Call to Action for Healthy Communities

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:45 a.m. - noon
CM | 1.25
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From informed planning to the design of individual buildings and landscapes, creating communities that support healthy living requires multi-sector collaboration at the national and local levels. Join leaders from AIA and a half-dozen organizations—representing nearly 300,000 built environment and public health professionals—as they come together to advance a call to action for healthy communities. This combination panel and hands-on work session will unpack the nuances of building healthy communities, collaboratively. 

You'll hear about:

  • What the joint Call to Action for Healthy Communities means for each sector and describe essential partners for delivering a healthy community.

  • How to chart the relationship and inter-dependencies across professional disciplines involved in planning, designing, and building healthy communities.

  • How to identify tools and resources available to them to deliver on the charge to plan, design, and build healthier communities.

Panelists from partner organizations will quickly highlight the work that they do and tools they provide before breaking out into discussion tables to look at case examples from real community collaborations.


Kelly Worden , U.S. Green Building Council , Washington , DC (see bio)
Shawn Balon , American Society of Landscape Architects , Washington , DC (see bio)
Kate Robb , American Public Health Association , Washington , DC (see bio)
Matthew Welker , Washington , DC (see bio)
Anna Ricklin , AICP , Washington , DC
Chris Kochtitzky , CDC , Atlanta , GA