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Plenary: Building Partnerships for Health, Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30amGeorges C. Benjamin, MD, has been the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of public health professionals, since December 2002. Prior to coming to APHA, Dr. Benjamin served as the Secretary of Health for the state of Maryland, as well as several hospital leadership positions in Washington, DC and in District of Columbia health and emergency services. Dr. Benjamin is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters, serves on the boards of Research!America, Partnership for Prevention, and the Reagan-Udall Foundation, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. In 2008, he was named one of the top 25 minority executives in health care by Modern Healthcare Magazine, in addition to being voted among the 100 most influential people in health care from 2007 through 2011. Despite enormous fiscal investments in health care, the U.S. ranks 37th when compared to other industrialized nations. Factors other than health care play a huge role in our health status. How we plan and build our cities and communities shape our physical experience and is one of these factors. Innovative community planning and development can be an important health improvement tool. Dr. Georges C. Benjamin discusses initiatives underway in public health and with the planning community that can further the agenda of making the United States the healthiest nation.


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The Planning Commissioners Guide

2013 Paperback
This step-by-step guidebook gets new planning commissioners off on the right foot and helps experienced commission members navigate their roles.


Mobile Workshop: Where Seattle’s Water Meets the Land

Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:45amThis 3 hour mobile workshop is an opportunity to experience an important portion of Seattle’s extensive working waterfront from the water and to hear about its history, evolution, and important industries looking to balance interests for public access with maintaining a vibrant working waterfront. The trip begins at the convention center with a bus ride to Fisherman’s Terminal for a guided boat tour with key agency staff, consultants and community members who have led the planning, design and implementation efforts over the past 20 years. Discussions will cover context and history behind various projects including public policies about changing industry needs, community activism and new business opportunities. The tour starts at Fisherman’s Terminal, views the locks and its importance to the maritime community, then heads through the Ship Canal to experience a working waterway shared by industry, commercial and recreational users. The tour ends in Lake Union with Gasworks Park and disembarks at the newly completed South Lake Union Park and Museum of History and Industry.


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Sustainable Urban Industrial Development (PAS 577)

2014 Paperback
How can city planners stoke the employment engine of industry while keeping their communities green and clean?


Planning Healthy Communities

2014 Streaming Media
Planners and public health professionals share ideas in five informative sessions.


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Planning in the Face of Conflict

2013 Paperback
How can planners take conflicted communities from passionate demands to practical solutions? Facilitative leadership offers helpful answers.


21st Century Planning Commission

2013 Streaming Media
A panel of presenters — including the authors of the new Planning Commissioners Guide — gives diverse perspectives and practical pointers for new planning commissioners and veterans alike.


Planning Atlanta

2014 Paperback
Two dozen planning practitioners and thought leaders bring the story of Atlanta to life. Explore the city that regularly reinvents itself, and where change is always in the wind.


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