Retrofitting Healthier Suburbs: A Discussion with Dr. Richard J. Jackson

Start: Mon, 06/18/2012 (All day)
End: Mon, 06/18/2012 (All day)
Location: Portland, Oregon. 97232, United States

Dr. Richard J. Jackson

A Discussion with Dr. Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH
Chair of UCLA Environmental Health Sciences, and Host of the PBS Series Designing Helathy Cities
Monday, June 18, 2012, 5:30-7:00 PM
Metro Council Chambers
600 Northeast Grand Avenue, Portland, OR

Join the Portland Sustainability Institute and partners for an abridged showing of Dr. Jackson's hard-hitting film, Retrofitting Suburbia, which examines how changes in community design can have dramatic health consequences.  Following the screening, Dr. Jackson will speak on his most recent findings and their implications for long-term health. Panelists will join the discussion to examine current challenges and opportunities in the Portland metro region, and to explore how new partnerships could help to create healthier, more livable and prosperous places. 

Panelists:
Rob Bennett, Executive Director, Portland Sustainability Institute
Robin McArthur, Director, Planning and Development Department of Metro
Marcy McInelly, Board Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
Joe Zehnder, Chief Planner, City of Portland Oregon
Additional panelists to be announced

Moderated by Michael Mehaffy, Sustasis Foundation 

Host Organization(s): Portland Sustainability Institute, Metro, Congress for the New Urbanism Cascadia, and Sustasis Foundation