A collaboration between the Healthy Places D-Lab and the GSD Student Services, Summer Peer-Learning Sessions contribute to student heath and well-being by building community. They were funded through the Spring 2020 COVID-19 PB Process.
COVID-19 and the Healthy Places D-Lab
The Healthy Places D-Lab has been involved with the pandemic through a series of activities:
Blog: Older Adults in the Workforce: Facing Economic and Health Risks During the COVID-19 Pandemic, JCHS, Alexander Hermann and Jennifer Molinsky, June 2020
Keynote Panel: Writing the Next Chapter: Possibilities of the Post-pandemic City. University of Washington, Ann Forsyth, May 2020.
Blog: The Pandemic is Stress Testing Aging in Place, Milken Institute, Chris Herbert and Jennifer Molinsky, April 2020.
Open House Lecture: What is a Healthy Place? Harvard GSD, Ann Forsyth, April 2020.
Feature: What Role do Planning and Design Play in a Pandemic? Ann Forsyth, March 2020
Participatory Budgeting 2019-2020
In the 2019-2020 academic year the Healthy Places Student Group sponsored a participatory budgeting process, one of the first in higher education. Focusing on helath equity there were two rounds–one in the fall and another after COVID-19 made the school virtual in the late spring. These processes involved multiple meetings, events, and surveys.