Community Design for Healthy Habits

building healthThe Northern California Chapter of the US Green Building Council held its conference on Building Health December 11, 2014 at the University of California, San Francisco’s Mission Bay Center. IEE Director Edward Church moderated the panel on Community Design for Healthy Habits.

“Walking is not “alternative transportation,” it is primary transportation! Walking and other movement also promotes better thinking and creativity. But much of our urban design is based on removing these basic processes from our everyday lives. The session gave participants concrete examples of design and behavioral changes in diverse communities to be able to walk more and move more.


Panel Members:

Marily Oppezzo, Post Doc Stanford Prevention Research Center / Registered Dietitian
Geeta Rao, Initiative Officer, Great Communities Collaborative
Scott Watkins, Managing Partner, Buildaberg