AIA

Resources to Promote Active Design for Healthy Communities

Date: 
July 17, 2018
Time: 
8 - 10 AM
Location: 
Center / Architecture + Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
Registration: 
Registration is required
Event Cost: 

FREE

Event Overview
Join the AIA’s Active Design/Healthy Communities Committee for part two of our three-part series on Health and Design.** January’s State of the City event (Part One) gave an overview of health trends and disparities citywide and an insider peak into the design process for the new South Philadelphia Community Health Literacy Center. Part Two dives deeper into inventorying Philadelphia’s tapped and untapped resources for equitable active design, and how to address neighborhood-specific priorities for health.

Part Three (TBD -Fall 2018) will continue to explore Philadelphia’s priorities for equitable active design with an emphasis on action.

The Active Design/Healthy Communities Committee Mission:
The design of buildings, sites and communities have a profound effect on the health and well-being of the occupants and users of such spaces. The mission of the Active Design/Healthy Communities Committee is to provide AIA Philadelphia members, associated professionals, policy-makers and the general public a forum for education and advocacy on design strategies that improve health equity. The Committee will fulfill its mission through collaboratively developing Philadelphia-specific content, tools and opportunities for action with programs, conferences, exhibits and other materials, and by connecting participants with other organizations and experts in the field.

**Note: you do not need to have attended part one to join us for part two!