UT Opportunity Forum Presents Fostering Healthy Communities: Austin’s Built Environment and Its Impact on Public Health

November 1, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Room SRH 3.122

12:00pm – 1:30pm


Join us for an engaging discussion on how to facilitate physical activity and better health for Austin’s families through improvements to our built environment, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Learn about some of the latest research on the intersection between public health and the design of our built environment, hear about local projects that are underway in this area, and explore with us how the just-launched process to rewrite Austin’s land development code could accelerate—or impede—these projects and empower—or inhibit—healthier communities.

Presenter: Dr. Bill Kohl, Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology, UT School of Public Health, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living; UT Austin, College of Education, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

Eileen Nehme, Dell Health Scholar, PhD Candidate, UT School of Public Health
Pamela Larson, Community Transformation Grant Planner, City of Austin
Council Member Chris Riley, City of Austin
Jane Winslow, PhD Candidate, UT School of Architecture

Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Professor, Community and Regional Planning, UT School of Architecture

Event Co-Sponsor: LBJ School of Public Affairs, Center for Health and Social Policy

More information: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Online event registration is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8079535107. Lunch will be provided.