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Making Healthy Places

How to Design and Build for Well Being, Equity, and Sustainability

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 12:00am EST

Can we design and build places that are beneficial to people’s physical, mental, and emotional health, while also advancing equity and protecting the health of the planet? Yes!

Join the editors of the book, Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Well-Being, Equity, and Sustainability, together with moderator Dr. Lois M. Takahashi, Director of the USC Price School in Sacramento, for a conversation about how to make that happen. The panel will discuss the relationship of the built environment to equity and health disparities, climate change and resilience, new technological developments in the built environment, and the evolving impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This 75-minute session will feature a moderated conversation among our panel of experts and then move into audience questions. Participants of the webinar will:

  • Learn some of the latest research on health and well-being, equity, sustainability, and resilience related to the built environment.
  • Gain practical information on the role of the built environment in addressing major societal challenges.


  • Katherine Catalano, Deputy Director, Center for Climate, Health and Equity at APHA
  • Nisha D. Botchwey, PhD, MCRP, MPH is the Dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota
  • Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is an affiliate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington in Seattle
  • Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH is Senior Vice President of the Trust for Public Land, and professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health