Dr. Jackson will be speaking in Medford!
Wednesday, June 20
4:45 pm to 5:30 pm – Reception with refreshments
5:30 pm to 6:45 pm – Lecture and question and answer
Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue
For more information, contact Nathan Broom, Rogue Valley Transportation District, (541) 608-2411.
Thanks to our sponsors, there is no charge to attend this event.
Richard J. Jackson is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Jackson lectures and speaks on many issues, particularly those related to transportation, the built environment and health. He co-authored two Island Press Books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health in 2004 and Making Healthy Places in 2011. He is host of a 2012 public television series Designing Healthy Communities which links to the J Wiley & Sons book by the same name published in October, 2011. He has served on many environmental and health boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects. Dr. Jackson is an advocate of safe routes to school, active transportation (walking and bicycling), and policies that give people more choices in how they get around.
Dr. Richard Jackson will discuss the link between our health and the way our communities — especially our suburbs — are designed. Obesity, asthma, diabetes and heart disease are all aggravated by the auto-centric way we live our lives today. For the first time in two centuries, children today face shorter life expectancies than their parents due to unhealthy lifestyles. It doesn’t have to be this way. Dr. Jackson will talk about how well designed communities and better transportation choices can enable physical activity and improve both our physical and mental health.
For more information about Dr. Jackson and the Designing for Healthy Communities project, go to: http://designinghealthycommunities.org/.
Statewide sponsors of this event are the Education and Outreach Committee of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, 1000 Friends of Oregon, the Oregon Environmental Council, and the Oregon Transportation and Growth Management Program.
For more information about the Healthy Speaker Series, contact Becky Steckler at (503) 889-6536, or email@example.com. To get involved with the Education and Outreach Committee of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, contact Angela Lazarean, Chair at (503) 373-0050 x286.