Meet the Authors of Creating Healthy Neighborhoods
Coauthors Ann Forsyth and Emily Salomon will be on hand for an informal discussion of APA’s latest Planners Press title, Creating Healthy Neighborhoods.
, Harvard University
Confirmed SpeakerTrained in planning and architecture, Ann Forsyth is a professor of urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Forsyth works mainly on the social aspects of physical planning and urban development. The big issue behind her research and practice is how to make more sustainable and healthy cities. Forsyth’s contributions have been to analyze the success of planned alternatives to sprawl, particularly exploring the tensions between social and ecological values in urban design. She is author or co-author of five books and over 170 refereed and magazine articles, chapters, monographs, and book reviews. She has won over fifty awards, citations, and fellowships for individual and collaborative professional and research work. http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/person/ann-forsyth/ http://annforsyth.net/research/
Confirmed SpeakerEmily Salomon is an associate housing planner with the City of Cambridge, MA., where she administers the City's affordable rental and homeownership programs. Prior to joining the City of Cambridge, Salomon was a research associate with the Health and Places Initiative at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), where she specialized in communications. She has previously worked on the connections between affordable housing, land use, and transportation policy, and affordable housing for older adults with the Center for Housing Policy in Washington, DC. At the Housing Partnership Network, she managed a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development housing counseling grant program. Salomon was involved in the Leadership for Healthy Communities program at the International City and County Management Association (ICMA), focused on local government policies to promote food access and physical activity through community design. She has a Masters Degree in Community Development and Planning from Clark University.