Analyzing the Health Impacts of Planning Projects: What’s Being Done and What’s to Come

Washington, DC (February 9, 2008)- Transportation nodes, street design, safety, open space, and public plazas for community events and commerce- all planning issues that health impact assessments in two cities, Seattle and Boston, tried to address. Hear unique ways that both cities approached these issues and learn about where health impact assessments are heading from here.

Carrie Fesperman, Manager, Planning and Community Health Research Center, American Planning Association
Andrew Dannenberg, Medical Epidemiologist, NCEH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ngozi T. Oleru, Ph.D., Division Director, Environmental Public Health Division, Public Health Seattle & King County
Barbara Wright, Deputy Director, Seattle & King County Public Health Dept.
Jalal Ghaemghami, Ph.D., Principal Toxicologist, Boston Public Health Commission
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
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