“Designing the Healthy City of the Future”
“Designing the Healthy City of the Future” is one of five free session open to the public as part of the Congress for New Urbanism conference in Louisville from June 11-15.
This session provides an appropriate setting to discuss the question: With new data and information at hand, how can we holistically integrate and prioritize improved community health and wellness into the design of our communities? The Congress for New Urbanism has for three decades an advocate for smarter growth methods, believing that well-designed cities and neighborhoods are crucial for our health, economy, and environment. Louisville, Kentucky is currently serving as a laboratory for some of the nation’s most promising initiatives on community health and wellness. Bringing together a mix of perspectives on this issue from the design, medical, environmental, and community health fields to discuss this important issue will be valuable to breaking down the barriers among these fields, leading to a highly collaborative and fully integrated approach.