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Prevention Institute E-alert: May 20, 2015

Dinesh Mohan, Dick Jackson Discuss Healthy Community Design at PI's Oakland Office

Join us for "From Streetscapes to Thriving Communities," our live and webcast event with visionary thinkers Dinesh Mohan and Dick Jackson, just a week away. A few in-person spots are still available, or you can join us online and/or follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #streetscapes. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend in person or online. 

Streets are in many ways at the heart of our communities, and street design can shape health outcomes in powerful ways. Yet street design isn’t enough: Residents need safe places to play, great destinations, and a thriving local economy. Join Prevention Institute and its co-sponsors for a lively conversation, moderated by PI Managing Director Manal J. Aboelata, about designing community environments for health and safety. Lunch will be served before the talk for those who can attend in person.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

12:00 – 12:45 pm PST lunch

12:45 – 2:00 pm PST discussion

Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA, 94607


To attend the event in person, please RSVP here. Please indicate whether you will join us for lunch.

To attend the event via webcast, please RSVP here, then sign up for the webcast online. 

If you have any questions, please email Rachel Bennett, Prevention Institute Program Coordinator, at RachelB@preventioninstitute.org.

Dr. Dinesh Mohan is one of the world’s top experts on transportation planning and safety, and how they relate to thriving communities. Throughout his career, he has been at the forefront of advancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety and public transit options worldwide. Dr. Mohan was the former coordinator of the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme at the World Health Organization, and is now the Volvo Chair for Transportation Planning and Safety, Professor Emeritus, at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Richard (Dick) Jackson is a pediatrician who is leading the movement for healthy communities. He has co-authored two books, Urban Sprawl and Public Health and Making Healthy Places, as well as hosted a PBS television series, Designing Healthy Communities. Dr. Jackson is a professor in the Environmental Health Sciences department at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health and was formerly director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.

Manal J. Aboelata is a Managing Director at Prevention Institute and promotes policy and community-based approaches to improve access to healthy foods, prevent injuries, and increase opportunities for safe physical activity in California and beyond. Manal is the principal author of The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation and co-authored the chapter Community Engagement in Design and Planning in the text Making Healthy Places

Thank you to our co-sponsors:  Berkeley Media Studies Group; California Center for Public Health Advocacy; California Convergence; California Pan-Ethnic Health Network; California Walks; Center for Climate Change and Health; ChangeLab Solutions; Children Now; County of Alameda, California; Cultiva La Salud; Human Impact Partners; PolicyLink; Public Health Institute; Safe Transportation Research & Education Center; and TransForm. 

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