Healthy Places D-Lab Activities in 2021

In the first half of 2021, the D-Lab has been active in debates about healthy places, including issues of aging, livability, and climate change.

Article: A. Forsyth and J. Molinsky. What is Aging in Place? Confusions and Contradictions. Housing Policy Debate 31, 2: 181-196, 2021.

Blog:  W. Airgood-Obrycki, J. Molinsky. Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities Score Lower on Livability, January 2021.

Talk: Education of Future Public Health Spatial Planning Workforce, Panelist, Public Health England, Ann Forsyth, July 2021.

Article: Y. Lyu, A. Forsyth, and S. Worthington. Built Environment and Self-rated Health: Comparing Young, Middle-aged, and Older People in Chengdu, China. HERD: Health Environments Research and Design, 2021.

Article: Y. Lyu and A. Forsyth. Attitudes, Perceptions, and Walking Behavior in a Chinese City. Journal of Transport and Health, 2021

Talk: Meaningful Ageing: Shaping a better Future for China’s Elderly, Discussant, Harvard University, Ann Forsyth, June, 2021.

Talk:  Health and Cities, Sir Peter Hall Lecture, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, Ann Forsyth, May 2021.

Report: J. Molinsky, W. Airgood-Obrycki, R. Harrell, S. Guzman, Which Older Adults Have Access To America’s Most Livable Neighborhoods? An Analysis Of AARP’s Livability Index, Harvard JCHS.

Blog: J. Molinsky, W. Airgood-Obrycki, Housing and Livable Neighborhoods, February, 2021.

Article: A. Forsyth and R. Pesier. Lessons from Planned Resettlement and New Town Experiences for Avoiding Climate Sprawl. Landscape and Urban Planning 205: article 103957, 2021.

Talk:  Healthy Communities, Urban Planning, and COVID-19, Tongji/ADB (Virtual), Ann Forsyth, December 2020.