Healthy Places GSD is a student group uncovering the agency of planning and design practitioners to promote healthier communities. We take an equity-focused and cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together students and faculty across campus with practitioners to raise the visibility of research, projects, and advocacy on health and the built environment. Our group hosts panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and on-the-ground site visits to further our shared knowledge and skills.
Student Group Leadership
- Jonathan Yedahm Lee, MUP/MPH ’23
- Sofia Cuenca Aguirre, MPH ’24
- Maggie Weese, MUP/MPH ’24
The student group meets once every two weeks either at the GSD or HSPH. Please contact Jonathan Lee ([email protected]) for more information if you are curious about collaborating or if you are a Harvard GSD student interested in joining the group.
Follow along and watch for upcoming events via our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles.
Spring 2023 Meeting Dates
We will be meeting as a group at the following dates and their corresponding locations. Details about the meetings will be sent to the group email in advance. Please email us if you are interested in joining the group!
- Feb. 15: HSPH (Cafeteria)
- Mar. 1: GSD (Gund 112)
- Mar. 22: HSPH (Cafeteria)
- Apr. 5: GSD (TBD)
- May 3: Last meeting! (TBD)
Fall 2022 Last Meeting
We will be having our last meeting of the semester this Friday (12/09/2022) at Dumpling House in Cambridge, MA. Please contact Jonathan at [email protected] for more info & directions!
Fall 2022 First Meeting
We will be having our first meeting this Friday (9/30/2022) at 6PM in Gund Hall Chauhaus. Join us for pizza and all things built environment and health! Please contact Jonathan at [email protected] for more info/directions.
How Social Epidemiology Can Be Used to Plan & Design Healthy Places
The Healthy Places Design Lab is hosting a virtual event with Dr. Kawachi Ichiro, Professor of Social Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He will give a short lecture and host a Q&A on how research from social epidemiology can be used to plan & design healthy cities. The event details are below:
- Friday, February 11th, 2022 @ 12PM
- Recording: link
Social Event, Fall 2021
Join the Healthy Places Design Lab Student Group for the final meeting on Wed. December 1st at 6PM. Dinner will be provided. Details will be provided to those who RSVP.
PB Kick-off Event on November 16, 2021
Request for Proposal goes live in a Zoom event!
Healthy Places GSD has also co-sponsored a student rally for climate action, created space for discussion of relevant topics, and toured local urban farms.