Creating Healthy Places: The Role of Planning & Design in Promoting Health

The environments in which people live and work can have longstanding consequences for their health. Efforts to better understand these connections have spawned a growing body of research and intervention in the public health, planning and design fields.

This lecture reviews existing knowledge on the connections between health and the design of the built environment and how these lessons are being applied to improve the health of residents in the Greater Boston Region.


  • Ann Forsyth, Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)
  • Barry Keppard, Public Health Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Thursday, September 21, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Room 109, Gund Hall

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