Vision North Texas 2013 Conference – Designing Healthy Communities
Pictured is Dr. Richard Jackson M.D., Chair of the Environmental Health Science Department at the UCLA School of Public Health.
As North Texas continues to grow, business leaders and public officials are increasingly paying attention to our built environment and how it affects our public health. How might we sustain our economic vitality and quality of life by designing healthier communities?
On February 15, 2013, Vision North Texas hosted an interactive conference featuring keynote speaker Richard Jackson, M.D., Chair of the Environmental Health Science Department at the UCLA School of Public Health, author of Designing Healthy Communities (J Wiley & Sons, 2011), and host of the 2012 PBS series by the same name. After Dr. Jackson's talk, a panel of North Texas civic and industry leaders provided their own perspectives on this subject and we asked all participants to engage in facilitated discussions about specific steps that our region might take to develop healthier cities, suburbs, and small towns.
This conference was held at the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture. If you have any questions regarding this event, contact North Central Texas Council of Governments staff at (817) 695-9220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome: Don Gatzke, Dean, UTA School of Architecture Betsy del Monte, ULI North Texas
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Lou Brewer, Ph.D., Health Director, Tarrant County Public Health
Keynote Address: Richard Jackson, M.D., MPH, Chair, Environmental Health Science Department, UCLA School of Public Health
Response Panel: Lou Brewer, Tarrant County Public Health (Moderator) Betsy del Monte, ULI North Texas Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., MPH, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Texas Bill Meadows, Texas Transportation Commission Brian Guenzel, UTA Institute for Urban Studies
Breakout Sessions: Don Gatzke, Dean, UTA School of Architecture
This event is sponsored by the Urban Land Institute’s North Texas District Council, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County Public Health, Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration, and the Charter Sponsors of the Vision North Texas partnership.