DESIGNING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES: AIA|LA Design Symposium

DESIGNING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES
an AIA|LA design symposium about improving the health impacts of the built environment

Friday, October 7 (8:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium
LAPD Police Administration Building
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

$25 AIA Members / $35 Non Members
Provides 4.0 HSW Learning Units

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

“We ought to plan the ideal of our city with an eye to four considerations. The first, as being the most indispensable, is health.” – Aristotle, Politics (ca. 350 B.C.)

DESIGNING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES

The AIA Los Angeles Chapter, with support from LA County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, will host a half-day symposium to highlight opportunities to design communities that promote greater physical activity and equitable access to healthier lifestyles.

The symposium will bring together architects, policy makers, planners, urban designers, developers and healthcare professionals to discuss innovative strategies to design projects that will help to prevent childhood obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and asthma.

With the goal of creating healthier communities, we will examine the available resources, planning tools and public policies that are available to further optimize and shape. Additionally, we will share ideas for how architects and designers can expand their scope of professional services so that they can become experts in preventative care. Leading architects will also describe innovative design features that health professionals may have yet to document and consider.

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS
With the objective of more closely bringing together design and health professionals to participate in an inspirational dialogue about emerging health advocacy opportunities, we hope to build support for the initiatives of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. How do we transform the health crisis into a great cornerstone for city planning and design?
  2. What opportunities presently exist to facilitate greater cross-collaboration between architects and health professionals?
  3. What are the tools, policies and resources available to promote and facilitate a healthier built environment?
  4. What are some recent design innovations that allow architects and designers to become experts in preventative care?

AGENDA

8:00am – 8:30am
Coffee and Registration

8:30am – 8:35am
Welcome & Learning Objectives

  • Will Wright
    Director of Government & Public Affairs, AIA Los Angeles

8:35am – 9:00am
HEALTH & DESIGN :: BRINGING THE PROFESSIONS TOGETHER

9:00am – 9:15am
THE PLANNING PERSPECTIVE

9:15am – 9:30am
THE COMPLETE STREETS PERSPECTIVE

9:30am – 10:30am
Panel Discussion #1 :: PLANNING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES: PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

Speakers –

Moderated by –

10:30am – 10:40am Fitness Break

10:40am – 11:00am
INSPIRING GREATER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

in conversation with –

11:00am – 12:15pm
Panel Discussion #2 :: DESIGNING HEALTHIER PLACES: CASE STUDIES THAT MAKE IT REAL

Speakers –

Moderated by –

12:15pm – 12:30pm
CONCLUDING REMARKS & SUMMARY OF NEXT STEPS

12:30pm
Farewell and Travel Safe

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
American Lung Association in California
The American Planning Association – Los Angeles
The Architect’s Newspaper
bikestation
BREATHE LA
CALIFORNIA ACTIVE COMMUNITIES
Cal Poly Pomona, College of Environmental Design
CicLAvia
Community Health Councils
Congress for the New Urbanism
Council For Watershed Health
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
PLACE, LA County
Project Frog, Inc.
Public Health Law & Policy
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
UCLA Complete Streets Initiative
USGBC-LA
Urban Land Institute – Los Angeles
TransForm
Transportation for America
Trust for Public Land

For more information, please contact:
Will Wright
Director, Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
Tel: (213) 639-0764
Email: will [at] aialosangeles.org

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