Interested in helping create a healthier, more livable, more equitable and safer community? To do that, you must focus on the built environment, which encompasses all of the individual elements that make up a large urban area, things like roadways, sidewalks, neighborhood development and design, parks and greenspaces, food availability, public transportation, social services and much more.
There’s no better opportunity to immerse in the plethora of pieces and parts that make up San Antonio’s built environment than by attending the 2015 Health & the Built Environment Conference on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The conference is hosted by the City of San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District and will feature a number of national built environment leaders who’ve spent decades focused on creating healthier, safer, people-focused communities.
Key speakers at the 2015 conference include Cathy Tuttle, executive director of Seattle Greenways, Robert L. Chapman, founder of Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners in Durham, N.C., and John D. Simmerman, president of Advocates for Healthy Communities, Inc. In addition to these speakers, the conference will include breakout sessions that allow participants to focus on topics such as creating an affordable, healthy supply of locally grown food, creating affordable neighborhoods, the transformation of urban environments through technology, land development strategies to promote healthy communities, and the role mental health plays in the built environment.
The 2015 Health & the Built Environment Conference takes place Friday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market St. in downtown San Antonio. Cost to participate is $45 through Oct. 13; $55 thereafter. Register at http://bit.ly/1Kd5hb0 or call 210-207-2002 for more information